"I am only one; but still I am one.  I cannot do everything, but I still can do something; 
I will not refuse to do something I can do."
                                                   -Helen Keller
 
 What some sound advice from Helen Keller.  We all
 can make a small difference that can add up to a
 more significant change in our world if we all do
 something.
 
 Below you will find a few facts that will show the
 importance of each and every one of us 
 recycling what we can.
 
E-Waste Recycling Facts:

  • 1 cell phone pollutes 34,800 gallons of water if not recycled.

  • 5 lbs of lead are found in CRT monitors and mercury is found in flat panel monitors. 

  • Inkjet cartridges are made of petroleum based plastics and if they end up in the landfill, they will not breakdown.
 
  • Every day in the United States, we throw out about 130,000 computers,  They contain a variety of recyclable material like plastic, metal and glass.  Almost 100% of a computer is recyclable.

  • Heavy Metals such as lead and cadmium are found in computer components which are toxic to the environment.  About 70% of heavy metals including mercury and cadmium found in landfills comes from electronic equipment discards.
WHY RECYCLE:  "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."--Mahatma Gandhi

Paper Recycling Facts

  • Recycling 1 ton of paper (2000 lbs.) saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water,   3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity--enough energy to power the average American home for five months.  The 17 trees saved can absorb a total of 250 pounds of carbon from the air each year.  Burning that same ton of paper would create 1500 pounds of carbon dioxide.

  • Recycling paper instead of making it form new material generates 74% less air pollution and uses 50% less water.

  • Approximately 1 billion trees worth of paper are thrown away each year in the U.S.