Recycling is a key method to ensuring our
future as well as the future of the earth and
its natural resources. Here are some facts
about recycling and the impact it has on our environment.
Recycling one ton of Paper saves 17 trees, 79 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space?
Recycling one ton of Steel conserves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,400 pounds of coal and 120 pounds of limestone?
Recycling one ton of Aluminum conserves around 8 tons of bauxite ore and 14 megawatt hours of electricity?
One plastic bottle buried in a landfill can take up to 500 years before it starts to decompose?
Buried in the landfill, aluminum cans can take 80 to 100 years before decomposition begins when the recycling process takes around 6 weeks to complete?
It is estimated that it takes up to 1,000,000 years for a glass bottle to decompose in a landfill?
Recyclable material, whether paper, metal, glass or plastic should never be considered for landfill disposal. Properly processed materials are a valuable and important raw material for manufacturing throughout the world, as well as ensuring the future of our planet and its resources.