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Creepy: 5 scary recycling facts

Creepy: 5 scary recycling facts

Some get their Halloween fright-fix from ghosts and goblins, but for greenies, it’s hard to get scarier than a look at the American waste stream. We’ve come a long way with recycling. But, as these chilling facts prove, there’s still a lot of work to be done. So, turn on those nightlights, grab a friend’s hand and check out these five truly scary recycling facts. Drowning in disposables We all know Americans use a lot of disposables, but the volume of single-use products entering the waste stream may send a shiver up your spine. Every year, Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons to circle the equator 300 times, according to the Clean Air Council . The average U.S. office worker uses 500 disposable cups every year, the group estimates. Find your local recycling solution for plastic What you can do: The best way to ditch disposables is to think ...

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