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Benefits of Recycling

  • For every ton of waste paper recycled, 3.3 cubic yard of landfill space is saved.
  • Recycling helps extend the life of existing landfill sites and reduces the need to create new landfills.
  • Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil.
  • Making new paper from recycled paper uses 30-35% less energy than making paper from trees, and it reduces air pollution by 95%.
  • The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will light a 100 watt bulb for four hours.
  • Because glass takes so long to decompose, the bottle you throw away today might still be littering the landscape in the year 3000.
  • The energy saved from one recycled aluminum can will operate a television set for three hours.
  • It takes 95% less energy to make aluminum from scrap than from virgin materials.
  • Recycling helps to keep collection cost down.
  • Reusing material reduces operational cost.