Earth Day, V-Technologies Integrated Shipping Software Solutions
Yesterday was Earth Day and we thought it would be a great time to talk about our office recycling program.
Our program was created and maintained by team member, Shianne Cutler. A warm thank you to Shianne for all she does here at our office and also out in the community. Team members participate and set aside paper, plastic, cans, wrappers and anything out of the ordinary to be recycled and Shianne takes it from there. She even helps recycle electronics and large items as well.
We collect on average 1 large recycling container each week. When you do the math it’s pretty amazing; 1 per week, 4 per month, on average 48 large containers recycled each year from our office alone. When you think about the long-term statistics it gets even better, every 5 years we are saving 240 large containers of recycling!
If your office is not participating in a recycling program, we urge you to consider one, even a small program to start with. Many local animal shelters will take newspapers and other paper products to help line the kennels. Shianne partners with a company called, TerraCycle.com an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard to recycle waste. Check out their website to learn more.
Each and every single item recycled helps protect our planet, for our future and future generations to come.
Remember, reduce, reuse and recycle. A few recycling fun facts from recycleacrossamerica.org:
- “When the U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will generate 1.5 million new jobs”
- “Americans throw away enough office paper each year to build a 12 foot wall from Seattle to NY”
- “Recycling a stack of newspapers just 3 feet high saves one tree.”
The next time you go to throw away a can or a newspaper, take a moment to think about recycling options instead. Every one of us can make a difference.