Recycling

 

Most curbside recycling services collect aluminum cans, cardboard, plastic numbered one and two, brown glass, green glass, and clear glass, newspapers, and computer paper. Most plastic bags today are recyclable so look for the number one on your bag. For more specific information find out what your recycling service recycles. To recycle other materials or find recycling centers near you visit earth911.com.

Some Cartridge Recycling Facts:

  • Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 81 cubic feet of landfill space, about 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy, which is enough to power the average American home for 5 months! How much paper is that? The average American uses 575 lbs. of paper annually-- that’s a quarter ton.
  • Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
  • 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.
  • The amount of oil used to produce and ship a plastic water bottle could fill that water bottle a quarter of the way.