(PRWEB) July 28, 2012
Americans represent 5 percent of the world's population, but generate 30 percent of the world's trash. In 2010, Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash and recycled and composted over 85 million tons of this material, according to the 2010 MSW Characterization fact sheet (full report released every two years). Nationwide Facility Supplies wants to improve the amount recycled each year with Rubbermaid recycling solutions, such as the all-in-one centralized solution for efficient waste sortation, the Glutton® Recycling Station (product # was 256R-73, now 1792372). The container's easy-to-read instructions clearly identifies where to place each recyclable, and it's easy to empty with a hinged lid.
Take a look at these alarming figures:
- Each week 500,000 trees are thrown into landfills
- Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour
- Every three months the entire commercial fleet of airplanes in the U.S. could be rebuilt with the amount of aluminum Americans throw away
- For the entire global population to live as an American, five additional planet Earths would be needed
"America is outgrowing its landfills, and something has to be done about," said Jodi Greenstein, president of Nationwide Facility Supplies. "The answer is through recycling. People are more likely to do something if it's simple, which is why Glutton® Recycling Stations are perfect - it's a one-stop recycling station for cans, glass and paper."
The Glutton® Recycling Stations make it easy to build a recycling program at your workplace. Since the recycling station is made from post-consumer recycled content (PCR), it exceeds the EPA's procurement guideline mandates and assists a company in obtaining LEED credits. These credits can earn a company tax breaks. Other recycling solutions are available, including bottle and can recycling only containers, as well as Slim Jim® containers for paper only.
Products Containing Recycled Content
Recycling creates PCR. A Glutton® not only helps with recycling, but is itself made out of recycled resin. Another item made from post-consumer plastics is lumber, which is often used over wood because of its durability (it doesn't mold or rot) and is resistant to insects and other pests. Recycled office paper can be turned into facial tissue, toilet paper and into more computer and notebook paper.
About Nationwide Facility Supplies
Nationwide Facility Supplies has quality products for the home and office combined with exceptional service. As one of the larger stocking Rubbermaid distributors, with 30 stocking locations across the U.S., we can get you started tomorrow on your recycling program.