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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – SPACE JUNK There are more than ten MILLION pieces of man-made debris floating around Earth.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – SPACE JUNK During the first ten years of the space station Mir, over 200 objects, most of which were bags of trash and junk, were released into space.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – SPACE JUNK In 2009, a Russian satellite and a US satellite crashed, sending 1,500 pieces of junk spinning around Earth at 7.8km per SECOND.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – HISTORY Ben Franklin developed a street cleaning process in 1757 to cut down on waste and junk in the streets.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – HISTORY The Mayan Indians of Central American had huge dumps, which would occasionally explode and burn.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – HISTORY During the 3rd century in Rome, a team of two men would roam the streets and collect junk in a wagon.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – HISTORY 500 BC – the first city dump in the Western World was created in Athens, Greece.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – HISTORY 1898 – New York established the first rubbish sorting facility for recycling.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – RECYCLING Recycling, reuse and remanufacturing account for 3.1 million jobs in the U.S.


INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JUNK – HISTORY The word Junk was recorded as early as 1353 as a strictly nautical (sailor's) term for old rope or cable. Junk soon came to mean any discarded or second hand material that can be put to some use.


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