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  • plastic bottles make up 50% of recyclable waste in dumps
  • 38 billion water bottles end up in landfills each year
  • it will take up to 700 years for a plastic bottle or bag to decompose
  • Only 3 percent of the billion plastic bags used each day are recycled
  • Only 23 percent of individual water bottles are recycled
  • Trees are being felled at a rate of 100 acres per minute
  • plastic dumped into the sea kills roughly 1 million creatures a year
  • Aluminum cans can be recycled and reused within 60 days
  • We average 1,609 pounds of trash per person, per year
  • You use on average 700 pounds of paper a year
  • Making recycled paper is 75% more efficient than new paper
  • Recycling ONE can saves enough electricity to run a tv for 3 hours

Find out more about recycling in New York City

Read more about BucketCraft, part of the FIGMENT Season Long Sculpture park.

Through the summer, this website will accumulate the creations people make using recycled buckets.

BucketCraft, 2012 Chris Jordan

Statistics from numerous online sources, including: