March 5, 2010
Members to Tour Rumpke Recycling Center
Ever wonder what really happens to all those empty soft drink cans and old newspapers that you drop in the recycling bin? Curious about how recyclables are sorted, baled and shipped to their respective markets? Wondering if the recycling you do really makes a difference? If so, join the Green Initiative Committee on March 17 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am for a tour of the Rumpke Recycling Center.
Rumpke Recycling Center is located at 1191 Fields Avenue in Columbus, just behind the Ohio Expo Center. This is a walking tour in an industrial setting and so anyone attending should wear hard-soled shoes. If you are interested in attending the tour, RSVP to Donna Sweet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some interesting recycling facts:
- Making an aluminum can from recycled aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to make a can from virgin aluminum.
- In 2003, recycling and composted diverted over 72 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators, more than doubling from 34 million in 1990.
- Incinerating 10,000 tons of waste creates one job, landfilling the waste creates 6 jobs, and recycling it creates 36 jobs.