Trash disposal is a problem of rapidly growing proportion in the nation, the state of New Hampshire, as well as in the Town of Plymouth and here on the PSU campus. On the average, each New Hampshire resident produces 3.5 pounds of waste each day. In one year residents of the state produce enough waste to fill almost 13,000 train cars, which would stretch from Littleton all the way to Nashua! Here at PSU we create nearly 1,000 tons of waste each year. And you still ask, “why recycle?”. Well, here you go:
- Recycling reduces the amount of waste to be disposed of…
- Recycling conserves natural resources…
- Recycling saves energy…
- Recycling reduces air pollution…
- Recycling generates revenue…
- Recycling provides jobs…
- Recycling is mandated in the Town of Plymouth and here on the PSU campus…
Did you Know?
Aluminum Cans Saves…
Recycling of Aluminum Cans Saves 95% of The Energy Required To Make The Same Amount of Aluminum From Its Virgin Source.
One Ton of Recycled Aluminum Saves 14,000 Kwh of Energy,
40 Barrels of Oil, 238 Million BTU’s of energy,
And 10 Oil, 238 Million BTU’s of energy,
And 10 Cubic Yards Of Landfill Space Cubic Yards Of Landfill Space
Recycled Plastic Saves...
One Ton of Recycled Plastic Saves One Ton of Recycled Plastic Saves
5,774 Kwh of Energy,
16.3 Barrels of Oil,
98 Million BTU’s Of Energy,
And 30 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space.
Recycled Glass Saves...
One Ton of Recycled Glass Saves
42 Kwh of Energy,
0.12 Barrels of Oil of Energy (5 Gallons),
714,000 BTU’s of Energy,
7.5 Pounds of Air Pollutants From Being Released,
And 2 Cubic Yards of Landfill Cubic Yards of Landfill Space.
Over 30% of The Raw Material Used In Glass Production Now Comes From In Recycled Glass.
Recycled Office Paper Saves...
One Ton of Recycled Office Paper Saves
4,100 Kwh of Energy,
9 Barrels of Oil,
54 Million BTU’s of Energy,
60 Pounds of Air Pollutants From Being Released,
7000 Gallons of Water,
And 3.3 Cubic Yards of Landfill Space
PSU Recycles! Our campus recycling program. What’s in and What’s out!
Compost Waste to wealth.
Campus Compactor Map Equipment locations for solid waste and recyclables
along with the River Street Map