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Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
an airplane thats been made out of recycled aircrafts
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Aircraft recycling is where aircrafts get recycled at the end of their usable lives

A Boeing 747 can produce up to 100 tons of valuable recycled metal, a very high percentage of that being aluminum. According to the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, their members salvage an estimated 30,000 tons of Al, 1,800 tons of special alloys, and 600 tons of technical parts every year


recycling the boeing 747 can save 125 tons of iron ore, 50 tons of coal, 139/10 tons of limestone, a 23,250 cubic meter lake (40 of H2O), enough energy to light a 60 watt light bulb for 130,000/219 years, a CFL for 226,951/2,920 years, power over 493/20 cars for a year, 1,464,200 KWh of energy (74 of energy), a 2,445/4 cubic meter container of oil, 24,850,000,000 Btu's of energy (74 of energy), 1,400 cubic yards of landfill space, the equivalent of a 4,995/8 cubic meter tank of gasoline, 329/2 tons of red mud, 292,840/7 metric tons of Pb, 4,383/10 tons of bauxite, 51 tons of petroleum coke, 483/10 tons of soda ash, 327/20 tons of pitch, 145 tons of CO2, 81/20 tons of air pollution (reduced by 86), 789/20 tons of solid waste, Reduce water pollution by 76, enough oil to run the average car for 2,445,000 miles or circle the globe almost 182,560,000 times, a 4,890,000,000 cubic meter lake and 652,000 acres of soil from being polluted, and keep 40 tons of airborne Hg, 360,000,000 tons of cyanide out of landfills, 4 tons of fly ash, $175,704.00 in energy, $930,000.00 in water, $149,100.00 in btu energy (this totals to $1,254,804.00)



recycling one aircraft could save 1,800 tons of special alloys, and 600 tons of technical parts, the equivalent of a 374,625/2 cubic meter tank of gasoline, 49,350 tons of red mud, a 174,825 cubic meter container of oil, 300,000 cubic yards of landfill space, 420,000,000 kWh of energy, 7,128,000,000,000 Btu’s of energy, 131,490 tons of bauxite, 15,300 tons of petroleum coke, 14,490 tons of soda ash, 4,905 tons of pitch, 3,570 tons of limestone, 43,500 tons of CO2, 12,000,000 metric tons of toxic lead, 1,215 tons of air pollution, 11,835 tons of solid waste, enough energy to power over 7,395 cars for a year, a CFL for 1,627,500/73 years, 2,138,400,000/19 homes for a year, enough oil to run the average car for 699,300,000 miles or circle the globe almost 52,214,400,000 times, 58,275 tons of green house gases, a 1,398,600,000,000 cubic meter lake from being polluted, a 1,260,000 cubic meter lake, 186,480,000 acres of soil from being polluted every year, 250 tons of Ti, $50,400,000.00 in energy, $42,768,000.00 in btu energy (this totals to $93,168,000.00)

See alsoEdit


Recycling in (USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Long Island)


Water resources (China) •


Water pollution (plastic particle) (USA, China, India, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Canterbury, The West Coast Region) •


Flood (2011 Thailand, Bangladesh) •


Rainwater harvesting (UK, Kerala) •

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