DID YOU KNOW ?  

 

  • The average office worker generates about 73kg of waste each year.

 

  • 80% of that waste is recyclable paper products!

 

  • Each ton (2200 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 400 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water!

 

  • The 17 trees saved by recycling one ton of paper can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air each year.

 

  • Each of us uses approximately one 100-foot-tall Douglas fir tree in paper and wood products per year.

  • Rainforests are being cut down at the rate of 100 acres per minute.

 

  • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.

 

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours. An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!

 

  • The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose!

 

  • Glass never wears out -- it can be recycled forever. We save over a ton of resources for every ton of glass recycled -- 1,330 pounds of sand, 433 pounds of soda ash, 433 pounds of limestone, and 151 pounds of feldspar.

 

  • Plastics take about 400 years to break down in a landfill!

 

  • Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator.

* Electronics Recycling, Document Shredding, and Office Clean Outs are NOT included with the free trial. Expires January 31, 2013