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[greenyes] benefits conversions


Greetings,

I am looking for some simple but true conversions that illustrate the environmental benefits of recycling one ton of:
*one ton of mixed paper into newsprint or cellulose insulation
*one ton of high grade office paper into new paper
*one ton of cardboard into new cardboard
*one ton of HDPE into plastic lumber or other product
*one ton of PETE into carpet or other product
*one ton of steel cans into new cans
*one ton of glass into new glass

I'm intersted in things like trees, energy, and landfill space saved, pollution prevented, greenhouse gases avoided and so on. I would like to use this information in creating some ads and interpretive materials some displays.

Many thanks for tips,
Heidi Swets
Spectrum Recycling
Decorah, Iowa

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