How Your Recycling Efforts Add Up

posted 11/1/2015

Last year, Central Iowans recycled nearly 28,000 tons of material through curbside recycling, the highest since the Curb It! program began in 1994. Every time you recycle a plastic bottle, soda can or a piece of paper, you keep material out of the landfill, and conserve energy and natural resources. It really does add up!

Here, we breakdown the significance of 28,000 tons to show how each and every bottle, box and can you recycle adds up to big environmental benefits!


Resources

http://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.cfm?id=97&t=3

http://www3.epa.gov/watersense/docs/ws_shower_better_learning_resource_508.pdf

http://bgm.stanford.edu/pssi_faq_benefits