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Recycling Saves Energy

Recycling aluminum cans takes just 5% of the energy needed to produce aluminum cans from raw materials. Any  time that we can recycle, instead of having to rely on the processing of new materials, we will save significant amounts of energy, not to mention that aluminum can be recycled infinitely. 

Glass is another item that takes less energy to recycle than to produce. Glass can be recycled over and over again and is easily made into new glass jars and bottles. Recycled glass takes about 40% less energy to make into another glass product than making it from raw resources. 

Recycling paper uses about 65% less energy than cutting down trees and using wood pulp. It is important that we reuse paper by printing on the back of discarded paper or reduce the use of paper by not printing out documents that we can work with electronically. 

Last Updated Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 01:37 PM.