Our secret business secret can be reduced to one basic theme: respect for the customer.
We are not afraid to say, "I don't know, but I will find out."
Our best ideas come from customers, we listen closely and take notes whenever they say to us, "Have you tried this...?"
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1. Recycling 1 ton of paper saves:
2. The U.S. is 5% of the world’s population but uses:
3. If every household in the U.S. replaced just one roll of
1,000 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissues with 100% recycled ones, we could save:
4. Over ½ million trees are saved each year by recycling paper in :
5. There are more roads in our National Forest than the entire:
6. Recycling creates 6 times as many jobs as:
7. Americans throw away enough aluminum to rebuild our entire:
8. About 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, yet our recycling rate is:
9. Recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to operate a:
10.Recycling glass instead of making if from silica sand reduces mining waste by:
11.If we recycled all of the newspapers printed in the U.S. on a typical Sunday, we would save:
12.The energy saved each year by steel recycling is equal to the electrical power used by :
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7-G 8-H 9-I 10-F 11-E 12-D
What are the problems with recycling plastics?
When glass, paper and cans are recycled, they become similar products which can be used and recycled over and over again. With plastics recycling, however, there is usually only a single re-use. Most bottles and jugs don't become food and beverage containers again. For example, pop bottles might become carpet or stuffing for sleeping bags. Milk jugs are often made into plastic lumber, recycling bins, and toys.
Currently only about 3.5% of all plastics generated is recycled compared to 34% of paper, 22% of glass and 30% of metals. At this time, plastics recycling only minimally reduces the amount of virgin resources used to make plastics. Recycling papers, glass and metal, materials that are easily recycled more than once, saves far more energy and resources than are saved with plastics recycling. http://www.ecocycle.org/tidbits/index.cfmThese simple reasons are why GreenSak believes that reusing is so important.
|Each person in the U.S. uses 150 per year or 1 million every minute and rising. www.cawrecycles.org|
To date, 267 species around the world have been affected by plastic debris, which is estimated to kill over 100,000 marine mammals and turtles each year.
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A___17 trees, 2 barrels of oil (enough to run the average car for 1,260 miles), 4,100 kw of energy (enough power for the average home for 6 months), 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, and 60 lbs. of air pollution. Trash to Cash
B___25% of its natural resources. EPA
C___373,000 trees, 1.48 million cubic feet of landfill space, and 155 million gallons of water. Seventh Generation Co.
D___18 million homes each year – or enough energy to last Los Angeles residents for 8 years. Steel Recycling Institute.
E___550,000 trees – or about 26 millions trees per year. California Dept. of Conservation
F___70%, water use by 50%, and air pollution by 20%. EPA
G___Commercial fleet of airplanes every 3 months. EDF
I___To operate T.V. for 3 hours. Eco-Cycle
J___Boulder County, Colorado. Eco-Cycle
K___U.S. Interstate Highway system. Natl. Forest Protection Alliance