Break The Waste Cycle – Recycle!
Through advances in recycling technology, you have more options than ever. And it’s a good thing because we need to conserve as much of our resources as possible. To help us keep the machine working, please do your part to separate garbage properly. You might even take a moment to go and read the recycle bin outside. To help us keep costs down “READ THE BIN, BEFORE YOU TOSS IT IN“.
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What you should know…
Do you think of your empty soda cans and food cans as a natural resource? They are. Americans currently discard about 2.7 million tons of aluminum each year. Of that, about 50 percent is recycled. Apart from the economic impact, the environmental savings of recycling metal are enormous. Recycling steel and tin cans, for example, saves 74% of the energy used to produce them.
Most of us use a paper product every day. That’s because paper products make up about 71 million tons (or 29 percent) of the municipal waste stream, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The good news is that more and more Americans are recycling paper. In fact, upwards of 63 percent (45 million tons) is recycled annually. When you break that number down by population, roughly 334 pounds of paper is recycled for every person in the United States.
Glass is endlessly recyclable, and most glass bottles and jars produced in the United States now contain at least 27% recycled glass – which also saves on energy to produce glass made from new materials. One important thing to keep in mind as you recycle glass is that even small amounts of some materials mixed in can contaminate entire loads.
American households are full of items we should recycle, even if we can’t put them into our recycle bins. Car batteries, products that use household batteries, incandescent light bulbs, and new CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) are some of them. In the United States, a CFL can save over $30 in electricity costs over the lamp’s lifetime compared to an incandescent lamp. However, CFLs contain mercury, which can be harmful to humans and the environment if not disposed of properly
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