Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!!

Do you recycle? If the answer isn’t yes, it should be! EC Boston is trying to promote recycling and educate staff and students on the benefits of recycling waste. So think twice before you throw something out in the trash bin! Did you know that the only things that need to go in the trash bins are food waste, styrofoam and plastic bags? EVERYTHING else can go in the blue recycling bin! This includes cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, cardboard, aluminum foil, and paper. So this means your coffee cups, soda cans, boxes, and newspapers can all go in the blue bin!

Need some extra incentive for recycling? Take a look at these recycling facts below:

  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours
  • Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours
  • Recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000–2,000 gallons of gasoline
  • More than 30 million trees are cut down to produce a year’s supply of newspapers

For more facts and info you can check out these websites:

http://www.factmonster.com/science/environment/recycling-facts.html

http://www.dosomething.org/actnow/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-recycling

http://www.massrecycle.org/?gclid=CKOE1ba87bQCFQSg4AodRWEA5A

Recycle!

 

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