Each Piece Matters!
Stepping it up at Anderson Development
After having such a successful Household Hazardous Waste Day this year, we are keeping with the recycling theme and implementing a paper recycling program here at Anderson Development Company. Employees have already seen, or will be seeing recycling containers popping up in offices and around the facilities. Our amazing cleaning crew will be emptying them for us. Paper recycling is something minimal we can do to make a huge difference in our community. Here is just an idea of what we can accomplish here at Anderson:
Recycling one ton of paper:
Saves 4,100 kWh of energy
Saves 9 barrels (380 gallons) of oil
Saves 54 million Btu’s of energy
Saves 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space
Saves 60 pounds of air pollutants being released
Saves 7,000 gallons of water
Saves 17 trees
I want to say thank you for participating in making our Earth a better, cleaner place. Every little bit helps and we want to make sure that this whole “Earth” thing is around for a little while! Below are some tips on paper recycling; as well as locations for recycling drop off, tips and stats. I want to personally challenge everyone to bring these recycling habits into our homes as well. Each piece matters!
Paper Recycling Tips:
- Recyclable paper includes: Magazines and catalogs, telephone books, direct mail, brochures, pamphlets and booklets in addition to cereal, cake, chip and cracker boxes.
- Be sure to remove the liner and all food from the box, flatten the box and place flattened box in a paper sack with your junk mail, mixed paper, magazines and catalogs.
- Non-recyclable paper includes tissue, waxed and carbon paper.
Ann Arbor Area: http://www.recycleannarbor.org/?module=Page&sID=resources-a-to-z-recycling-guide
Toledo Area: http://co.lucas.oh.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/910
Recycling Stats and Tips (where I found some of my information): https://www.wm.com/location/california/ventura-county/west-hills/recycle/facts.jsp
Types of Recyclable Plastics: https://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/utilities/recycling/recycling-materials-pickup/main/0/text_files/file0/Recycling_Plastics.pdf