# The Benefits Of Recycling

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Examine the benefits of recycling. Examine the many ways in which we can recycle.

• 1.

### Every ton of new glass produced generates how many pounds of air pollution?

• A.

27.8

• B.

20

• C.

10

• D.

17.8

A. 27.8
Explanation
Every ton of new glass produced generates 27.8 pounds of air pollution.

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• 2.

### To manufacture 85 million tons of paper, how many trees must be cut down and processed?

• A.

2 billion

• B.

1.4 billion

• C.

2.4 billion

• D.

3 billion

B. 1.4 billion
Explanation
To manufacture 85 million tons of paper, approximately 1.4 billion trees must be cut down and processed. This is calculated by assuming that each tree yields an average of 60 pounds of paper and then converting the 85 million tons into pounds. Dividing this by 60 gives the number of trees needed, which is approximately 1.4 billion.

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• 3.

### Over 5 billion aluminum cans are recycled each year. If laid end to end, these cans would form a line reaching from?

• A.

Los Angles to Miami

• B.

• C.

New York to Paris

• D.

The earth to the moon

D. The earth to the moon
Explanation
If over 5 billion aluminum cans are recycled each year, and these cans were laid end to end, they would form a line reaching from the earth to the moon. This implies that the total length of all the cans combined would be long enough to cover the distance between the earth and the moon.

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• 4.

### Recycling one ton of paper saves?

• A.

7

• B.

17

• C.

25

• D.

10

B. 17
Explanation
Recycling one ton of paper saves 17 trees. Paper is made from trees, and by recycling it, we can reduce the need to cut down more trees for paper production. This helps in preserving forests and the habitats they provide for various species. Additionally, recycling paper also saves energy, water, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with paper production. Therefore, recycling one ton of paper has a significant positive impact on the environment.

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• 5.

### For each \$1,000.00 of fast food served, the solid waste created equals?

• A.

200 lbs

• B.

100 lbs

• C.

75 lbs

• D.

50 lbs

A. 200 lbs
Explanation
For each \$1,000.00 of fast food served, the solid waste created equals 200 lbs. This means that for every \$1,000.00 spent on fast food, 200 lbs of solid waste is generated. This could include packaging, food scraps, and other waste materials associated with the consumption of fast food.

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• 6.

### How many pounds of plastic are thrown out yearly by Americans?

• A.

30 million

• B.

20 million

• C.

20 billion

• D.

10 billion

C. 20 billion
Explanation
Americans throw out 20 billion pounds of plastic yearly. This indicates a significant amount of plastic waste generated by Americans. The large number suggests that there is a need for increased efforts in recycling and reducing plastic consumption to minimize the environmental impact caused by plastic pollution.

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• 7.

### The percent of solid waste recycled in Japan is 50%, Western Europe is 30% and the United States is?

• A.

10 %

• B.

15 %

• C.

20 %

• D.

30 %

A. 10 %
Explanation
The correct answer is 10%. This can be inferred from the given information that the percent of solid waste recycled in Japan is 50% and Western Europe is 30%, indicating that the United States has a lower recycling rate. Therefore, the answer of 10% suggests that the United States has a lower percentage of solid waste recycled compared to Japan and Western Europe.

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