For Kids

A selection of games, apps and videos related to the environment, to keep kids educated and engaged.

Fun recycling facts

  • Recycling 1 ton (2,000 lbs) of paper saves 17 trees.
  • On April 22, 1970, the very first Earth Day introduced the concept of recycling to the general public.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours—or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
  • Every person in Sonoma County produces 5 pounds of garbage per day.
  • 70% of what people in Sonoma County throw away could be recycled.The highest percentage of what is currently being landfilled in Sonoma County is food waste—21.44% or 80,244 tons
  • If the paper that is currently being landfilled in Sonoma County was recycled into more paper, it would save enough energy to power a city the size of Windsor.
  • The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609 pounds per person per year. This means that 5% of the world's people generate 40% of the world's waste.
  • Americans throw away 25,000,000 plastic beverage bottles every hour!
  • There is no limit to the number of times an aluminum can may be recycled.
  • 350,000 aluminum cans are recycled every minute!