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.