While most people have heard about how important it is to recycle, they still may not take the time to do this. However, this can have severe, detrimental consequences on the environment. Some of the benefits offered by Recycling Manchester CT can be found here. The fact is, every piece of material that is recycled can have a positive impact on the surrounding environment.
For every ton of plastic that is recycled the following is saved:
* 2,000 pounds of oil.
* The total amount of water that is used by a single person over a period of two months.
* The amount of energy used by two people in a single year.
Each year, there is enough plastic produced, in the U.S. alone, to completely shrink wrap Texas. Also, there are so many plastic bottles thrown away, just in the U.S., annually, to make a circle around the Earth four separate times.
Each pound of steel that is recycled will save up to 5,450 BTUs of energy, which is enough to light a 60 watt light bulb for more than 26 hours. Also, recycling just a pound of metal will also save enough electricity to run a computer for three hours, television for two hours and to run a 100 watt light bulb for approximately 20 hours. People in the U.S. throw away so much aluminium each month that the entire commercial air fleet could be rebuilt.
If a ton of paper is recycled, it can:
* Produce the energy required to power a home in America for a period of five months.
* Save up to 4,000 kilowatt hours in electricity.
* Save 3.3 cubic yards in a landfill, save 17 trees and two barrels of oil.
* Save more than 7,000 gallons of fresh water.
Recycling is something that is often ignored or thought of occasionally. But if each American family would recycle all goods that are considered “recyclable” it would help to save the earth and precious resources. Contact Willimantic Waste Paper Co to learn more about recycling services that are available and the many benefits that doing this will provide.
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