April 17

Keep Our Campus Green by Recycling!

 

Don’t forget to recycle paper, plastic, aluminum and glass in any of the

recycling bins located on the GWCCA campus!

Look for additional containers coming soon!

 

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Did you Know?

The Average American generates 4 lbs. of trash each day (1,460 lbs. a year).

Recycling 1 aluminum can create enough power to run a TV for 3 hours. One glass bottle can light a 100 watt bulb for 4 hours.

One ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 3 cubic feet of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy and 7000 gallons of water.

Everyday Americans buy 62 million newspapers and throw out 44 million, equivalent to dumping 500,000 trees per week.

Americans throw away enough aluminum every 3 months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.

Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates 1 job. Land filling the same amount creates 6 jobs. Recycling the same 10,000 tons creates 36 jobs.

It takes one million years for glass to break down.

It takes 75,000 trees to print the Sunday Edition of the New York Times. 

Thirty recycled plastic bottles can be used to make one sq. yd. of carpet.

 

Over the next week, Catalyst will be focusing on sustainability, leading up to Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd. Stay tuned for more ways that you can help create a greener planet.