Monthly Archives: May 2013
Paper, which includes everything from packaging to mail, makes up the largest percentage of the municipal solid waste stream at 33 percent. It’s also one of the most recovered materials, as recycling opportunities are often readily available.
In 2011, 66.8 percent of paper consumed in the United States was recycled. Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, and if you measure by weight, more paper is recovered for recycling than plastic, aluminum and glass combined.
- Guide to Recycling for Schools – How to Initiate And Implement a Waste Reduction Program (recyclereminders.com)
- Repair Our Environment! Pro’s for Recycling! (proflowers.com)
- Think Green Thursdays: Recycling Paper Is Important! (hothits957.cbslocal.com)
- Recycling Information – Turning Waste to Products (fellomycal01.wordpress.com)
Consumers might not generate a lot of construction waste, but certain types of wood, brick and carpet that homeowners use fall under this category. Construction waste generally requires a truck to move it, so often collection programs aren’t available in cities.
Scroll through to get an up-close look at the marathon construction process and see how far reused materials can truly go.