below is from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries,
of which we are a member. Please take the time to read
and learn how recycling affects our daily lives.
pound of newspaper can be recycled into six cereal
boxes or egg cartons.
made from waste paper instead of virgin wood requires
65 percent less energy and 60 percent
less water. It also results in
70 percent fewer air pollutants.
can be recycled again and again with no loss of
quality in the new containers made of recycled glass.
away an aluminum beverage container wastes as much
energy as filling the can half full
of gasoline and throwing it out.
clippings, fallen leaves, garden plants, weeds and
certain kitchen, wastes can be converted into
a valuable soil en-richer through
energy saved from each recycled aluminum can, will
light a 100 watt bulb for three and a half hours.
Carry your lunch in a reusable lunch box instead
of a paper bag. Use durable containers for your
food rather than disposable
every pound of steel recycled, the energy saved
would light a 60 watt light bulb for more than
motor oil generated in Ohio by people who change
their own oil has the fuel value to heat and
cool 9,562 Ohio homes each year.
Contaminants can be removed through re-refining,
and the oil can
be used again.
clothing is recyclable as long as it is dry and
clean. Bundle old clothes and drop them off at a
thrift shop or textile
Practice recycling! Read labels for recycled content
and look for products with minimum packaging,
or packaging that contains
recycled materials. Ask your family and friends
to buy more recycled and
plastic bottles into new products saves more than
50 to 60 percent of the energy that would
have been used manufacturing
products for raw materials.
ton of glass recycled saves the equivalent of nine
gallons of fuel oil.
make up about eight percent of the waste stream
by weight but can be over 20 percent
takes 42 gallons of high quality crude oil to produce
two and half quarts of motor oil.
It only takes one gallon
of waste oil to produce that same amount.