What's Your Contribution?
When you don't recycle, it's like throwing money away.
590,000 tons of recyclable material went to South Carolina landfills in 2016.
Items like: aluminum cans, cardboard, glass bottles and jars, office paper, plastic bottles, and steel cans.
The economic POWER of recycling.
- Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1000-2000 gasoline.
- 1 aluminum can recycled can save enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours or its equivalent to half a gallon of gasoline.
- Plastic bottles are made out of OIL - the same oil that is used to make GASOLINE.
- An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now: aluminum can be recycled repeatedly!
How much are you throwing away?
Recycling in SC creates 22,000 jobs &
2.7 billion in annual labor income.