Did you know that over 200 million pounds of garbage is created in the U.S. each year? The average person in America creates over 1,600 pounds of garbage per year. It may be hard to put these numbers into perspective, until you consider that as much as 70 percent of the materials found in the garbage could actually be recycled instead. Instead of dumping what you’re done with into the waste basket, visit a recycler near San Jose to help the environment and preserve the Earth’s precious resources. Take a look at this infographic to learn more about the importance of recycling, including just how much water can be saved by recycling one ton of paper. Please share with your friends and family to encourage responsible recycling.