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Happy Earth Day Everyone! 

Here are 10 Facts About Plastic Recycling:

  1. The first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle was recycled in 1977.
  2. Recycling a ton of PET containers saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill space. 
  3. The energy saved by recycling a single bottle is enough to power a 60 – watt bulb for 6 hours.
  4. The recycling rate for plastic bottles in the U.S. remains steady at about 27%; the rate is about 80% in Sweden, 70% in Japan and 55% in Brazil.
  5. It takes 20 sixteen ounce plastic bottles to make a bennu GreenPack.
  6. In 2006, the average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38.
  7. Using recycled plastics instead of virgin raw materials to manufacture products saves 70% of the energy by comparison; therefore, using recycled products is one of the simplest ways to flight climate change.
  8. Over 36 billion PET water bottles are sold in the United States each year.
  9. In recent years, the number of U.S. plastics recycling businessman has nearly tripled to more than 1,600 businessman.
  10. An estimated 9,400 curbside collection programs and 10,000 drop – off programs currently collect PET plastic in the U.S. 

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I'm Miss. Congeniality of Broward College North Campus, Events Coordinator of the Psychology Club at Broward College North Campus, new president of Her Campus Broward, I work for Student Services at Broward College North Campus, and I just like to get involved in many great activities that benefit my personal growth.
Student at Broward College for the past five years, first enrolled on Davie's Central Campus learning Physical Therapy for two years than, transferring to Coconut Creeks North campus for the last three years, now majoring in Early Childhood / Developmental Education. Spent first year with Her campus Broward as Outreach Director, former president of self-entitled campus friendship club, Sammy's Buddy Brigade, member of the Campus Science Club, and a Broward County local student Ambassador with Best Buddies International. Winner of the Sammy's award for most charity work within the community, and now Vice President of Her Campus Broward. I hope to soon be working at Junior Achievement with the elementary and middle school children, in order to have a well rounded experience! The hope is to one day work with and teach children who have special needs such as myself! Biggest belief and philosophy of life is that, no matter what anyone says you can't accomplish in life, I am living proof that anything is possible! Having ADHD, high functioning Autism, and medical conditions such as Scoliosis, helps me to understand special needs children on a level that very few people can! It is this very knowledge that led me to choose Teaching as my chosen profession. Now at age 42, and more than 55% on the way to getting an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, I hope to become an Assistant Teacher within the next year or so. We hope that this true life story will inspire others to never give up either, no matter what anybody says, or tells you, that you can't do, the only one who can truly hold you back is "YOU".
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