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RECYCLING FACTS

Recycling is an important component of protecting the environment and helping our local communities. Recycling helps conserve resources and energy, preserves valuable landfill space and supports a healthy environment. At Draglam Waste & Recycling, we carefully sort all waste to maximize recycling efforts, significantly reducing the amount of waste going to landfills. Our current system allows us to efficiently recycle over 75% of the materials that come into the transfer stations.

Did you know?

·         The average person throws away 600 times their weight in garbage over their lifetime (example: A 150 pound adult will leave behind 90,000 pounds of garbage)

·         5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year

·         70% of landfilled waste could be either recycled or reused

·         1 litre of oil can contaminate 1 million litres of ground water

·         There are well over 10,000 landfills in Canada

HERE ARE SOME ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS OF RECYCLING:

Recycling one tonne of aluminum:

·         Saves 14,000 kWh of energy

·         Saves 1,663 gallons of oil

·         Saves 10 cubic yards of landfill space 

Recycling one tonne of cardboard:

·         Saves 390 kWh of energy

·         Saves 46 gallons of oil

 

Recycling one tonne of glass:

·         Saves 42 kWh of energy

·         Saves 5 gallons of oil

·         Saves 2 cubic yards of landfill space

·         Saves 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released

 

Recycling one tonne of paper:

·         Saves 4,100 kWh of energy

·         Saves 463 gallons of oil

·         Saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space

·         Saves 583 pounds of air pollutants being released

·         Saves 7,000 gallons of water

·         Saves 17 trees

 

Recycling one tonne of plastic:

·         Saves 5,774 kWh energy

·         Saves 685 gallons of oil

·         Saves 30 cubic yards of landfill space

 

Recycling one tonne of steel:

·         Saves 642 kWh of energy

·         Saves 1.8 barrels (76 gallons) of oil

·         Saves 4 cubic yards of landfill space

 

From the statistics above, it is obvious that recycling makes sense. Visit us at www.draglamwaste.com to learn more about our services and how we are committed to environmental responsibility.

Facts sourced from Waste Management: https://www.wm.com

 



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