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  • MATERIAL DATA CARDS IAPS-P09

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    1930 The approximate cost of a 12-ounce aluminum can is $0.07.

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    Making one ton of aluminum requires: • 8,000 pounds of bauxite ore • 1,000 pounds of sodium hydroxide • 41.1 million kilocalories of energy

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    A ton of aluminum produced from raw materials creates:

    • 2,000–4,000 pounds of “red mud,” solid waste that is highly corrosive

    • 70–220 pounds of additional solid wastes

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    A ton of aluminum can be used to produce approximatley 56,000 cans.

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    Aluminum cans make up 0.7% of the solid waste in the United States (by weight).

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    Aluminum can be recycled again and again, but there is a 2-4% loss of material each time the aluminum is recycled.

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    About 55% of the 1,540,000 tons of aluminum cans that Americans use in a year is recycled.

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    Glass can be recycled again and again.

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    Making one ton of glass requires: • 1,330 pounds of sand • 433 pounds of soda ash • 433 pounds of limestone • 151 pounds of feldspar • 1.8 million kilocalories of energy

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    The approximate cost of a 12-ounce plastic bottle is $0.08.

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    Plastic drink bottles make up about 0.4% of the solid waste in the United States (by weight).

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    About 29% of the 5,450,000 tons of glass containers that Americans use in a year is recycled.

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    Making a ton of plastic from raw materials creates 62-92 pounds of pollutants.

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    A ton of glass can be used to produce approximaltey 9,000 bottles.

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    Glass bottles make up about 2.4% of the solid waste in the United States (by weight).

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    About 40% of the 5 million tons of plastic soft drink bottles that Americans use in a year is recycled.

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    A ton of plastic can be used to produce approximately 32,000 bottles.

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    A ton of glass produced from raw materials creates:

    • 384 pounds of solid waste • 8 pounds of air pollutants

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    The approximate cost of a 12-ounce glass bottle is $0.10.

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    Making one ton of plastic requires: • 4,520 pounds of crude oil • 4,375 gallons of water • 26.5 million kilocalories of energy

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    Most plastics cannot be recycled for the same use. Plastic bottles, for example, cannot be used to make new bottles, but they can be recycled into sleeping bag filling or plastic lumber.

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