Recycling Tips From Our Physical Plant

Along with the energy saving and water saving tips previously, our physical plant folks have sent out these recycling tips:

Recycling of Aluminum Cans — saves 95% of the Energy required to make the same amount of Aluminum from its virgin source.

  • One ton of recycled Aluminum saves 14,000 KWH of Energy, 40 barrels of oil, 238 million BTUs of Energy.
  • One ton of recycled Aluminum saves 10 cubic yards of landfill space.

Recycling Plastic

  • One ton of recycled Plastic saves 5,774 KWH of Energy, 16.3 barrels of oil, 98 million BTUs of Energy.
  • One ton of recycled Plastic saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space.

Recycling Glass

  • One ton of recycled Glass saves 42 KWH of Energy, 0.12 barrels of oil (5 gallons), 714,000 BTUs of Energy, and 7.5 pounds of Air Pollutants from being released.
  • One ton of recycled Glass saves 2 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • Over 30% of the raw material used in Glass production now comes from recycled Glass.

Recycling Office Paper

  • One ton of recycled Paper saves 4,100 KWH of Energy, 9 barrels of oil, and 54 million BTUs of Energy.
  • One ton of recycled Paper saves 60 pounds of Air Pollutants from being released.
  • One ton of recycled Paper saves 7,000 gallons of water.
  • One ton of recycled Paper saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.

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5 thoughts on “Recycling Tips From Our Physical Plant

  1. I work for an Architectural Planning and Design firm in Des Moines, IA. We go through a ton of paper products every year. Our firm is very conscience of environmental and sustainable design and practices. We are interested in learning more about the possibility or recycling our own paper and reusing it for our marketing materials. Could you please provide any thoughts on the equipment, process area, and cost that might be involved in this? Also, we have an art studio that creates commercial clay products. They have several kilns and horizontal ram press. could this equipment be used in the paper recycling process?

    Thank you for your time.

  2. I WORK FOR A CLINIC THAT HAS ALOT OF BOOKS, OLD MEDICAL BOOKS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SELL TO A RECYCLER FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY FUND. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY LOCAL RECYCLER WILLING TO B UY OLD BOOKS AND A LOT OF PAPER ITEMS. 956-357-6630

  3. I WORK FOR A CLINIC THAT HAS ALOT OF BOOKS, OLD MEDICAL BOOKS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SELL TO A RECYCLER FOR OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY FUND. DO YOU KNOW OF ANY LOCAL RECYCLER WILLING TO B UY OLD BOOKS AND A LOT OF PAPER ITEMS. 956-357-6630 Harlingen Texas

  4. While we’re talking recycling, here is a tip for Wool and Cashmere Sweater Recycling.

    Now that temperatures are dropping faster than the leaves, its time to switch out our closets. Soo, as you pull out those old, favorite wool and cashmere sweaters, if you see any that have holes in them, send them our way.

    We’re not asking for good sweaters – give those to homeless shelters or resale shops – we just want your hole-y, damaged, shrunken sweaters. We are going to recycle them into rugs, but don’t want to take good sweaters away from people that need them.

    Please send sweaters to:
    Sweater Recycling
    PO Box 2603
    Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060-2603

    Thank you for your donation!

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