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Recycling one ton of plastic can save 5,774 kWh of energy, 98,000,000 btus of energy, 1,000-2,000 gallons of gasoline, 685 gallons of oil, 30 cubic yards of landfill space, 10-20 tons of CO2, 48,000 gallons of H2O, 2,887/4,000 pounds of Ag, 2,887/1,950 metric tons of Zn, 2,887/25,000 tons of S, 98/5,253 tons of Be, 245/594 tons of AlO2

  • recycling one ton of PVC would save 120 kilograms of CO2, 125/44 grams of coal, 3,650/4,433 kwh of energy, 730/31,031 metric tons of Pb, 2,920/4,433 gallons of H2O, keep 73/354,640 pounds of Hg out of landfills a year, 9,125/106,392 tons of waste, 163,155/2,030,314 gallons of oil, 365/8,866 metric tons of limestone, 96 square meters of natural habitat potential, 125/3,036 pounds of steam, 40 kilograms of fossil fuels, 288 kilograms of life, 12/191 metric tons of ethanol, 20/23 tons of soda ash, 17/5 kilograms of solid particles, 40/99 grams of Pd, 11/50 pounds of vinyl chloride, 1,320,000 btus of energy, enough energy to power over 51/3,500π cars for a year, a CFL for 73/32,032 weeks, a 100-watt light bulb for 73/160,160 weeks, almost $1,431.60

recycling one ton of virgin PVC could save 19/10 metric tons of CO2, 57/88 metric tons of coal, keep 1,387/20,150 tons of Hg out of landfills a year, 1,520 square meters of natural habitat potential, 2,375/506 tons of steam, 19/30 metric tons of fossil fuels, 114/25 metric tons of life, 190/191 metric tons of ethanol, 323/6 kilograms of solid particles, 950/69 tons of soda ash, 384/14,065 metric tons of W, enough energy to power over 323/1,400π cars for a year, a CFL for 380/13 years, a 100-watt light bulb for 76/13 years, almost $65,945.00

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