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1) If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25 million trees a year.
2) If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save about 25 million trees a year.
3) If all the cars on U.S. roads had properly inflated tires, it would save nearly 2 billion gallons of gasoline a year.
4) Americans throw away 25 billion Styrofoam coffee cups every year, and 2.5 million plastic beverage bottles every hour.
5) Washing your clothes in cold or warm water instead of hot saves 500 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
6) Air travel is responsible for 10% of the transportation related greenhouse gases in the U.S.
7) Electricity is one of the biggest producers of carbon emissions, so every time you make a cup of coffee or turn on the t.v., you're contributing to global warming.
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