There are countless facts and information that prove the benefits of recycling. Here are some interesting facts that demonstrate how important recycling is.


  • One ton of recycled cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil.
  • Nearly half of the food in the U.S. goes to waste – approximately 3,000 pounds per second.
  • Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth four times.
  • Glass can be recycled and re-manufactured an infinite amount of times and never wear out.
  • Recycling one ton of paper saves 7,000 gallons of water.
  • Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours. 
  • Americans throw away enough trash in an average year to circle the earth 24 times.


Hopefully you find these facts to be as interesting as we do! If you’re interested in learning how Cross Electronic Recycling can help your business recycle more, then give us a call! 402-590-2100