Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Recycling would be a great New Year’s resolution! If you are not already recycling, you can start today! Recycling is a simple way for everyone to help out their communities and the environment. At Papillion Sanitation we collect a variety of items to be recycled, but one item that sometimes is forgotten is glass.
Glass recycling is very important for our environment for many reasons. In fact, one glass bottle that ends up in the landfill can take up to a million years to break down. You can make a difference by recycling your glass materials. Glass is 100% recyclable and can actually be recycled endlessly without loss of quality or purity. Recycled glass can also be substituted for up to 70% of raw materials.
At Papillion Sanitation we encourage all residents to participate in our every-other-week-expanded recycling program. Everyone can make a difference when they recycle. Did you know that recycling just one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100 light bulb for up to four hours? Help make a difference by recycling your glass items today!
Benefits to recycling glass:
- 80% of all recycled glass ends up as new glass containers.
- Glass recycling saves energy, because every ton of glass that is recycled saves more than a ton of raw materials.
- Making recycled glass from cullet (glass broken up into smaller pieces) consumes 40 percent less energy than making new glass from raw materials.
- Recycled glass has many commercial uses such as tiles and landscaping
- Separating and recycling glass can significantly reduce waste management costs
- Glass recycling creates jobs! If we started recycling all the glass that we are throwing away right now we could provide up to 7,000 new jobs.
- Around 75% of glass is used for packaging.
- Glass containers save 9 gallons of fuel for every ton of recycled glass.
At Papillion Sanitation we believe recycling is important in our every day lives. There is no separation needed when you recycle with Papillion Sanitation, making your recycling experience easy and fun! Papillion Sanitation is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services. We have the resources to meet every customer’s needs in a cost-effective and environmentally-compatible manner.
You may even notice the internationally-recognized symbol for recycling on more products than ever before. More items are becoming recyclable today! The arrows each represent a different part of the recycling process-collection, remanufacture, and resale. Check for the recycling symbol before you throw an item away.
At Millennium Waste our goal is to create an environment where self-directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our commitments to both our internal and external customers, always relying on our Operating Values as the foundation for our existence. It’s an easy way to reduce your household waste amounts and do something good for the Earth and our future. For more information visit our website www.papillion-sanitation.com or call (402) 346-7800.