Test Your Recycling Knowledge! Take This Quiz

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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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