Test Your Recycling Knowledge! Take This Quiz

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Test Your Recycling Knowledge! Take This Quiz

Think you know how to recycle, reuse and reduce? Take this quiz and find out exactly how much you know about conservation and recycling!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Recycling saves enough energy each year to provide heat and light for ______ Illinois homes.
    • A. 

      400,000

    • B. 

      250,000

    • C. 

      1 million

    • D. 

      560,000

  • 2. 
    Each person creates about ____ pounds of waste everyday.
    • A. 

      5.8

    • B. 

      10.1

    • C. 

      2.5

    • D. 

      4.7

    • E. 

      Source: RecyclingFacts.org

  • 3. 
    Approximately what percent of trash thrown away today could be recycled?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      60

  • 4. 
    How long does glass take to decompose in a landfill?
    • A. 

      25 years

    • B. 

      400 years

    • C. 

      2,500 years

    • D. 

      4,000 years

  • 5. 
    Recycling 1 ton of paper saves ____ mature trees.
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      17

  • 6. 
    36 billion aluminum cans put in landfills last year had a scrap value of more than $_____million.
    • A. 

      600

    • B. 

      300

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      50

  • 7. 
    In a lifetime, the average American will throw away ____ times his/her adult weight in garbage.
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      600

    • D. 

      300

  • 8. 
    Since the beginning of the Blue Cart program, Chicagoans have recycled _____ percent of waste in the new receptacles.
    • A. 

      13.79

    • B. 

      14.51

    • C. 

      5.2

    • D. 

      1.3

  • 9. 
    How many plastic bottles do Americans use every hour?
    • A. 

      1.3 million

    • B. 

      300 million

    • C. 

      2.5 million

    • D. 

      60 million

  • 10. 
    The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for ___ hours.
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Five

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