EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Office Recycling Containers and Waste Receptacles in order to be environmentally conscious. For Plastic, 20-100% post-consumer content. For Steel, 16% post-consumer content, 25-30% total recoverered content.
How many plastic bottles does your company throw away each year? Plastic bottles are made from petroleum products and if they are used a single time without recycling, we have lost an expensive limited resource. Recycling plastic bottles helps our country reduce dependence on expensive foreign oil. Provide special bottle recycling bins in areas where there is eating and drinking or high traffic such as entrances, parking lots, etc.
Some surprising facts about recycling. Recycling one aluminum beverage can saves enough energy to run a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours or a TV for 2 hours. In the U.S., one in three glass containers are recycled. 600 pounds of paper are used per person each year in the United States. Every year, we make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas. The average person throws away 4 pounds of garbage EVERY DAY. If you are concerned about the amount material thrown out that could be recycled, take a look at our recycling garbage bins for your home or foodservice establishment. Since they come in different sizes, you should be able to find just what you need for your food establishiments, cafeterias, and office.