Polystyrene (Styrofoam) is difficult to recycle as it cannot be converted to a new high quality polystyrene and recycling plants are rare.
Recycling a ton of paper saves7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, and 4,100 kilowatt hours of electricity.
Reuse containers and reduce waste. A child's average school lunch generates67 pounds of waste in one year.
When disposed of in municipal landfills, batteries can cause serious damage to health and the environment. Many companies and service providers will accept your old batteries and dispose of them properly or recycle them.
26 recycled PET plastic bottles equals one polyester suit. 5 recycled PET bottles produce enough fiber to fill a ski jacket.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, around the40% of heavy metalslandfills, including lead, mercury and cadmium, come from electronic equipment and other wastes.