Comprehensive Recycling Program - Recycling
Today we are implementing the first step on our recycling program, we received a large container from “Savethatstuff”, a company that specializes on recycling, we will be separating at this point all glass, plastic, metal and all containers that could be recycled. Our next step will be to separate all organic stuff that could be converted into compost. Recycling not only diverts waste from landfills and incinerator, but also supplies material for post-consumer recycled products. These products reduce the demand for extracting natural resources from the environment. Recycling saves natural resources, energy, and landfill space, for example it takes 95% less energy to make cans from recycled aluminum than virgin materials, in addition every ton of 100% post consumer recycled paper saves 12 trees, 1,087 pounds of solid waste, 1,560 kilowatts of energy, 1,196 gallons of water, 1,976 pounds of greenhouse gases, 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 390 gallons of oil. We are surprised to see how much glass we produce! between bottled water, wine, etc.