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Is recycling part of your New Year’s resolution?

Recycling a can

If your New Year’s resolution is to help the environment, here’s why you should consider recycling.

  1. You save energy.
    Recycling saves energy by not mining for new resources. Using recycled materials can provide energy savings up to:
    • 95% for aluminum
    • 75% for copper
    • 60% for steel
  2. You help conserve resources.
    Recycling one ton of steel conserves:
    • 2,500 lbs. of iron ore
    • 1,400 lbs. of coal
    • 120 lbs. of limestone
    And, recycling one ton of aluminum conserves more than 4 metric tons of bauxite ore, reports the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
  3. Air and water are kept clean.
    By keeping hazardous materials out of landfills, you help keep air and water clean. For instance, recycling old cars includes removing mercury switches, and recycled computer monitors have lead safely removed from them. Want to scrap your car? Metro pays you to recycle!
  4. You save money.
    North America recycles more than 80 million tons of steel each year, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. Join in and get paid for recycling at Metro Recycling!