Recycling…It’s Good for America!
Brenner Recycling is proud to be a part of a process that serves an important role in our nation’s efforts to conserve energy and engage in more “earth-friendly” waste management practices.
Recycling reduces the amount of waste we produce and reduces our reliance on landfills and incinerators. It protects our health and environment by removing harmful substances from the waste stream and helps conserve America’s natural resources by lessening our need for raw materials.
- Once an aluminum can is recycled, it can be back on the shelf in as little as 60 days.
- Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours – or the equivalent of half a gallon of gasoline.
- A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling one pound of steel.
- Annually in the U.S., the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes.
- Every ton of recycled steel saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1,000 pounds of coal, and 40 pounds of limestone.
- There is no limit to the number of times metal can be recycled. Paper can be recycled four to six times.
- The average American uses seven trees per year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year in the U.S. alone!
- The U.S. annually recycles enough ferrous scrap, by weight, to build more than 900 Golden Gate Bridges – a bridge stretching nearly 9,000 feet.
- The U.S. annually processes more than 300,000,000,000 pounds of scrap material – the weight of more than 85 million cars.