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Getting Real about the Impact of Recycling

GETTINGREAL ABOUT THE IMPACT OF RECYCLING RECYCLING IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL WIN V Cuts the volume of waste in landfills V Conserves natural resources V Reduces pollution caused by raw material extraction Cuts greenhouse gas emissions Conserves energy use Preserves the environment for future generations U.S. RECYCLING EFFORTS OFTEN FALL SHORT The entire commercial airline fleet could be rebuilt 4 times each year with the amount of discarded aluminum Only 34.3% of A 12' wall could be constructed waste is recycled between NY and CA with the or composted amount of paper discarded annually Discarded iron and steel could continually supply every automaker in the nation THE MORE WE RECYCLE, THE MORE WE SAVE ALUMINUM 1 recycled can saves enough energy to power a TV for 3 hours 95% less energy used in manufacturing when using recycled aluminum 95% less pollution created during manufacturing 4 Ibs. of the natural resource bauxite conserved for each Ib. of recycled aluminum GLASS 1 recycled glass container saves enough energy to power a 10O-watt light for 4 hours 50% less energy used in manufacturing done with recycled glass 50% less water pollution and 20% less air pollution in manufacturing 205 Ibs. of mining waste saved for every ton of glass that has 50% recycled materials PAPER 60% less energy used in manufacturing done with recycled paper 60 Ibs. of air pollution saved for every ton of recycled paper used in manufacturing UP ING 1 ton of recycled paper preserves 17 trees 1 ton of recycled paper saves 7,000 gallons of water STEEL 1lb. of recycled steel conserves enough energy to power a 60-watt bulb for 24 hours 74% less energy used in manufacturing done with recycled steel 1 ton of recycled steel conserves 2,50O Ibs. of iron ore, 1,000 Ibs. of coal, and 40 Ibs. of limestone Provided by: BRACKENBOX ROLL OFF SERVICE INC. www.BRACKENBOXDUMPSTERRENTALCHICAGO.COM Sources: http://www.umass.edu/recycle/recycling_benefits.shtml http://www.epa.gov/recycle/recycling-basics http://www.all-recycling-facts.com/benefits-of-recycling.html

Getting Real about the Impact of Recycling

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Recycling products like glass containers, aluminum cans, and paper products helps to keep pollution at a minimum. Check this infographic on the impact of recycling to see how you can make a difference.

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