THE FUN FACTS ABOUT RECYCLING Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline. 350,000 aluminum cans are produced every minute If all our newspaper was recycled, we could save about 250,000,000 trees each year. The first real recycling program was introduced in New York City in the 1890s. The city's first recycling plant was built in 1898 More than 20,000,000 Hershey's Kisses are wrapped each day, using 133 square miles of tinfoil. All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it. Over 300 million ink cartridges are thrown into landfills every month. The plastic in the typical ink cartridge takes about 1,000 years to decompose. Recycling a stack of newspapers just 3 feet high can save one tree. Glass can be recycled virtually forever, it never wears out.