Do You Know What You Should Know About Recycling?

Do you think you know all there is to know about recycling? Is there anything you should know more about? Find out!
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Question 1/12

scu.edu
How much of American waste is recyclable?
45%
60%
75%
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Question 2/12

inhabitat.com
How much of that recyclable material actually gets recycled?
10%
25%
30%
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Question 3/12

charleseisenstein.net
If you are the average person, how many pounds of trash do you produce each day?
2 pounds
4 pounds
6 pounds
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Question 4/12

thisisnotatrueending.com
What percentage of American businesses recycle?
10%
30%
60%
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Question 5/12

dailyhiit.com
Which of the following cannot be recycled?
Aluminum Foil
Food Waste
Paper Towels
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Question 6/12

stlouiscountymn.gov
Which option is least expensive?
Recycling
Landfills
Incinerators
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Question 7/12

nationswell.com
How many water bottles does America go through in an hour?
4 thousand
4 million
4 trillion
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Question 8/12

webnode.com
Who started curbside recycling in 1874?
Baltimore
Phoenix
Cleveland
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Question 9/12

psdgraphics.com
Who designed the recognized symbol for recycling?
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Gary Dean Anderson
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Question 10/12

wordpress.com
$1,000 worth of fast food creates....
50 pounds of trash
130 pounds of trash
200 pounds of trash
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Question 11/12

ljscrap.com
Which material can be continuously recycled forever?
Plastic
Glass
Metal
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Question 12/12

motortrend.com
Recycling a single can provides enough energy for...
3 hours of television
5 miles of travel
5 hours of air conditioning
Result
You may not know all the statistics and details about recycling, but you do know that recycling is not about what you know as much as it is about what you do. What matters is that you do recycle, though it is fun to learn that one recycled aluminum can is equal to three hours of television.

C+, Active Recycler

naturallyearthfriendly.com
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You know a lot about recycling. Maybe you weren't aware that Gary Dean Anderson designed the recycling symbol or that Baltimore was responsible for curbside recycling, but you got enough of these right to show that you really know your stuff... and then you recycle it.

B+, Committed Recycler

radishmagazine.com
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You know everything that there is to know about recycling, and you probably aren't one of those average Americans who creates four pounds of trash each day. You are much more environmentally conscious than that, and you do your best to minimize your carbon footprint!

A+, Recycling Expert

wordpress.com
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1
How much of American waste is recyclable?
45%
60%
75%
2
How much of that recyclable material actually gets recycled?
10%
25%
30%
3
If you are the average person, how many pounds of trash do you produce each day?
2 pounds
4 pounds
6 pounds
4
What percentage of American businesses recycle?
10%
30%
60%
5
Which of the following cannot be recycled?
Aluminum Foil
Food Waste
Paper Towels
6
Which option is least expensive?
Recycling
Landfills
Incinerators
7
How many water bottles does America go through in an hour?
4 thousand
4 million
4 trillion
8
Who started curbside recycling in 1874?
Baltimore
Phoenix
Cleveland
9
Who designed the recognized symbol for recycling?
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Sylvia Plimack Mangold
Gary Dean Anderson
10
$1,000 worth of fast food creates....
50 pounds of trash
130 pounds of trash
200 pounds of trash
11
Which material can be continuously recycled forever?
Plastic
Glass
Metal
12
Recycling a single can provides enough energy for...
3 hours of television
5 miles of travel
5 hours of air conditioning