Pursuit of Recycleness
other day we stumbled into the Chatham Village Cafe for our usual
afternoon refill of french roast (poured into our re-usable
aluminum travel mugs, of course) and we did what we always do
first: we checked out their blackboard for the trivia question
of the day. Today we were being asked who the three members of
the '60s group 'The Cream' were. We got Clapton and Baker, but
the other guy, we ddn't have a clue.
But it got
us thinking: There HAS to be some really bizarre, fascinating
and, yes, alarming facts on our favorite subject -- recycling!
So we did a little digging, and we weren't disappointed.
to share these facts with Chatham Recycles readers -- but to
frame the info as a quiz. You provide the guesses, we provide
the answers at ChathamRecycles.org/quiz.
a single run of the Sunday New York Times would save how many
900, b: 4,000 or c: 75,000?
plastic bottles do Americans throw away every hour?
3,000,000, b: 25,000,000, c: 32,000,000?
styrofoam coffee cups do Americans throw away every year?
6,000,000,000, b: 12,000,000,000, c: 25,000,000,000?
saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light
bulb for how long?
10 minutes, b: one hour, c: four hours?
States generates what percentage of the world's total waste?
25%, b: 33%, c: 40%?
well you did! The answers are at ChathamRecycles.org/quiz
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