BusinessRecycling Now Comes With Tangible Benefits!

Date: 27-Jun-13
Author: Ryan Collins

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Ever wanted to know just what the tangible environmental benefits are of recycling at work? BusinessRecycling now provides this valuable information for some of the most recycled materials.

A NSW Government Life Cycle Assessment was recently undertaken to provide measures that relate to the "everyday" environmental benefits of recycling at work. It took into account not only the recycling process itself but also the avoided processes such as material production from virgin sources. There were four indicators used:

  • Greenhouse Benefits - which we converted to number of kilometres driven by an average car.
  • Energy Savings - which we converted to average household monthly electricity requirements.
  • Water Savings - which we converted to average sized bath tubs full of water.
  • Landfill Space Savings - which we converted to number of average sized wheelie bins of solid waste.

  • You could find out how much water is saved recycling paper; how much greenhouse gas is saved recycling plastic; or how much solid waste is saved by recycling concrete.

    So why not discover the environmental benefits of recycling? Click on the materials to find out what you're saving.

    Paper & Cardboard Cardboard Cartons Paper Office Plastics Metals Aluminium cans Aluminium Scrap Coppers Iron and Steel Concrete Asphalt and Bitumen Tyres Passenger Vehicles

    More Information

    Find out more about the Environmental Benefits of Recycling Study


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