Regular readers know we are proud of our sustainability efforts across the company. Each year, we publish a report with the results of our eco-friendly practices. In 2012, we diverted more than 1,200 tons of materials from local landfills. That amount of material equates to 200 elephants, or for those in the transportation industry, 60 tractor trailer trucks!
What type of materials, and how much, were we able to save from landfills?
Mixed Paper – 797,740 pounds
Metal – 743,380 pounds
Corrugated Cardboard – 254,040 pounds
Furniture – 251,580 pounds
Code 2/ Wood – 225,760 pounds
E-Waste – 118,680 pounds
Plastic Bottles/ Cans – 21,000 pounds
Mixed Plastic – 7,780 pounds
We are proud that we were able to divert 2,419,960 pounds of materials from area landfills through our recycling programs and initiatives in 2012. We look forward to furthering our efforts in 2013!