Why Recycle?

Businesses have a big impact on our natural resources and in our world! 40% of the waste entering our landfills is comprised of paper. One small office can produce as much as 2,000 pounds (that’s one ton!) of paper per year.

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Imagine, your office, by recycling 2,000 pounds of paper could be responsible for:

  • Saving enough energy to heat an average home for six months.
  • Saving 380 gallons of oil.
  • Saving 7,000 gallons of water.
  • Saving three cubic yards of landfill space.

The paper recovered for recycling in the past 10 years would fill more than 3.5 square miles of landfill space packed 50 feet high. Just picture the Garden of the Gods filled over 4 stories high with garbage!

Making new paper products from your recycled office paper lowers the demand for virgin wood. Through recycling, your office will be contributing to the preservation of forests, habitats, and biodiversity, ensuring that our children have access to the precious natural resources we all enjoy today.

The purchase of paper or products containing recycled content greatly supports the recycled paper market and thus creating a closed-loop recycling concept.

Paper products made from your recycled paper:

  • Take 70% less energy to produce
  • Generate 74% less air pollution
  • And produce 35% less water pollution than virgin paper.

Whether it's the opportunities for cost savings, the reductions in pollution, or the conservation of energy and material resources, the benefits of recycling to your business, our community and the planet are enormous - and will be seen into our children’s future!