* Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour! Most of them are thrown away!

* Plastic bags and other plastic garbage thrown into the ocean kill as many as 1,000,000 sea creatures every year!

* Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic beverage bottles every hour!

* Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as buring it in an incinerator.

Bottles and cans are prohibited by law from the trash! 

Return them for the deposit to the place of purchase or to

the VINA East Boston Redemption Center

at 442 Bennington Street, 617-561-0031

If there’s no deposit, recycle!

Recycle bins are picked up curbside on your regular rubbish day.

*It takes 85 20-ounce water or pop bottles to make enough fiberfill for one sleeping bag

*A plastic bottle can take more than 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill.

*It takes 1,050 milk jugs to make a six-foot plastic lumber park bench

*It takes 14 20-ounce containers to make one square foot of carpet

*Fourteen 20 oz. PET bottles yield enough fiber for an extra large T-shirt

 

*It takes 63 20 oz. PET bottles to make a sweater.