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VA Green Routine

Recycling Tips

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  • Properly sort all recyclables and educate co-workers on proper recycling.  See related facts (1), (2), & (3).
  • Recycle batteries, cell phone batteries and printer ink cartridges.
  • Do not unnecessarily shred recyclable paper. See related facts (4) & (5).
  • Look for opportunities to start new recycling streams.  If you see a type of recyclable material regularly disposed of incorrectly in your workplace, speak up!

Did you know…

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  1. …that 1 recycled aluminum can = 3 hours of operating your TV?
  2. …that each year U.S. population discards enough aluminum to rebuild the U.S. commercial air fleet four times over?
    A Recycling Revolution — Aluminum Recycling Facts
  3. …that making aluminum products from recycled aluminum requires only 5% of the energy it takes to make the same products out of raw bauxite?
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor’s Green Government Council — Green at Work Guide
  4. …that every 118 lbs of newspaper YOU recycle saves a tree?
    DC Department of Public Works — Commercial Recycling Guide
  5. …that recycling one ton of paper saves 380 gallons of oil, or 4100 kilowatt hours of electricity (enough energy for an average sized home for 6 months)?
    U.S. Department of Justice — Green Your Office