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West Texas A&M University Goes Green

Thanks to West Texas A&M University’s efforts to go GREEN, the recycling program on campus earth, worldhas contributed to saving the following resources in 2015.

 

Trees
615.53
Gallons of Oil
1367.84
Gallons of Water
225,693.6
Kilowatts of Energy
136,784
Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
102.59

 

 

 

 

Recycling Facts

  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
     
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours – or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
     
  • To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
     
  • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!
     
  • Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour.
     
  • A modern glass bottle would take 4,000 years or more to decompose—and even longer if it is in a landfill.

Did you know that WT has recycled the following since 2010?

  • 456,799 lbs. of paper
    • Paper can be recycled 5-7 times before the fibers become too weak.
       
  • 16,659 lbs. of plastic bottles
    • Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for up to six hours.
       
  • 208,360 lbs. of cardboard
    • Recycled cardboard can be used to make boxes or paper bags.
       
  • 3,153 lbs. of aluminum cans
    • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for up to 3 hours.
  • WTAMU recycles motor oil, tires, antifreeze, metal and toner cartridges