Here’s what recycling does for the environment, the economy, and the manufacturing industries.
- Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74% of the energy used to make them.
- Every ton of glass containers recycled saves over a ton of natural resources.
- For every 10% recycled glass used to make new glass containers, energy costs drop by 2-3%.
- Recycling aluminium creates 97% less water pollution than making new metal from ore. Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality.