Recycling saves energy, natural resources and landfill space. By recycling, we help the environment and save the
land for future generations.
Items do not disappear once they are land filled. It takes aluminum 90 years to decompose, plastic 700 and glass one
million years. Instead, we can recycle these items and save resources.
Making aluminum cans from recycled aluminum saves 95% of the energy that would have been used by making them from
raw material. Every recycled can saves enough energy to light at 100-watt light bulb for FOUR hours.
Using recycled glass to make new glass cuts water pollution by 50%. Every item recycled helps to reduce air
pollution and save resources.
Recycling one ton of cardboard saves 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water and 3 cubic yards of landfill space.
Donít forget about the money! Each time you purchase a beverage container, you give the state your money to hold. By
recycling, you get that money back. Every 20 containers equal $1.00. Just think of how much bottled water, soda and beer each
household consumes. A family of four might each have two drinks a day. That equals $12 every month. Get your money back. You deserve
Mahalo for recycling!