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It’s one of the most significant things we can do to help our environment.

Many metals and other materials can be recycled and used again indefinitely. By recycling we protect and preserve some of nature's finite resources, decrease energy and water use, lower dangerous levels of carbon emissions and help reduce the levels of waste going into our landfills.

When our manufacturing plants use recycled products instead of virgin materials, they dramatically reduce carbon and pollution emissions, reduce water and energy consumption and free up space at our landfills. 

The threat of global warming highlights just how important the benefits of recycling can be for the entire planet. With global warming directly linked to the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, it is important that we act now to reduce these emissions. Here are some examples that show the impact recycling is having:

  •  By using a ton of recycled steel rather than primary iron ore, carbon emissions are
    reduced by 2.1 tons.

  •  When one ton of aluminum is recycled, carbon emissions are reduced by a staggering 7.9 tons.

  • The amount of energy saved just from recycling aluminum cans in 2010 is equal to the energy equivalent of 17 million barrels of crude oil, or nearly two days of all U.S. oil imports.

  • In 2009 Americans recycled 82 million tons of material. The resulting CO² emission reduction was equivalent to taking 33 million passenger cars off the road.

  • For every ton of computers recycled, carbon emissions are reduced by approximately four tons.
  • Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours, power a computer for 30 minutes or a television for 20 minutes.

  • One ton of carbon dioxide is reduced for every six tons of recycled container glass used in the
    manufacturing process.

  • Over 65% of paper consumed in the U.S. was recovered for recycling in 2012. This results in avoided greenhouse gas emissions of more than 18.5 million metric tons of CO²
    equivalents each year.

  • Every pound of recycled PET plastic used in place of virgin material reduces energy use in plastic production by 84% and greenhouse gas emissions by 71%.
At Sims Brothers Recycling, we make it easier to go green – while saving and earning green.  We started as a small recycling company in Marion in 1938, and, over the past 75 years we have grown to become the largest recycling company in Central Ohio. We are committed to recycling and we intend to keep doing it for a very long time to come.

It takes 95% less energy to process recycled aluminum as compared to making it from scratch. This chart shows the energy saved by recycling various materials versus making the same materials new.

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