Using energy requires the consumption of non-renewable fossil fuels and contributes to air and water pollution. Manufacturing goods from recycled material uses less energy than making those items from raw natural resources. For example, recycling aluminum takes only 5% of the energy needed to manufacture it from raw material.
Overall, recycling saves enough energy each year to provide heat and light for 400,000 homes.
Reduce emissions from energy consumption. Manufacturing from recycled materials requires less energy. When less energy is used, fewer fossil fuels are burned and less carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere.
Reduce methane emissions from landfills. By diverting organic materials from landfills, we reduce the methane released when these materials decompose.
Increase storage of carbon in trees. Trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in wood. Waste prevention and recycling of paper products allow more trees to remain standing in the forest, which helps air quality.
Recycling reduces the size of — and need for — landfills, allowing land to be used in more environmentally preferable ways.
In addition, by substituting scrap materials for the use of lumber, metal ores, minerals, oil, and other natural resources, recycling reduces the pressure to expand forestry and mining production.
We are a Perfect Recycling Partner!
To help you do your part, we have developed large and impactful recycling programs.
No matter your size or industry, we have a green cleaning, waste diversion, or recycling program to meet your sustainability initiatives.
With our experience, we can help you plan, implement, communicate, and monitor your program.
With ABM as your recycling partner, we can help you:
Maintain and improve the community & the environment
Keep employees more content, healthy & productive
Protect your property’s value
Lower operating costs and reduce your bottom line
A Few of Our Recycling Clients…
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Learn how we helped Sea-Tac increase airport sustainability and positively increase facility recycling rates through green cleaning and waste diversion programs.