Green Stats: 112,000


112,000 -- the amount, in tons, of construction waste burned buried in US landfills every year.

50 -- the percent of construction waste that is salvageable and reusable.

45 -- the percent of construction waste that is recyclable.

33 -- the number of mature trees used to construct a new 2,000 square foot house. Sort of gives new meaning to "green building," eh?

::Mallet Consulting via ::Green Living Online

Tags: Architecture | Construction | Green Building | Green Stats

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