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  • If every household in the United States replaced just one package of virgin fiber napkins with 100 percent recycled ones, 1 million trees could be saved.
    Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

    Power plants emit 40 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide pollution.
    Source: NRDC

  • Americans produce approximately one ton of hazardous waste per person per year.

  • About 6 million tons of petroleum products end up in the ocean each year.

  • In the past 200 years, the United States has lost 50 percent of its wetlands, 90 percent of its northwestern old-growth forests, 99 percent of its tall grass prairie, and up to 490 species of native plants and animals.