Recycling your bottles, jugs, and aluminum cans can make a world of difference! Check out these stupendously astounding facts to see how the items you recycle at Uptown Bottle Depot in Calgary truly make a difference:
A Lot of Energy in One Can
The energy saved from recycling one aluminum can is enough to run a TV for three hours! In fact, the same amount of energy it takes to create one new aluminum can is the same as producing 20 aluminum cans from recycled materials.
Glass from the Past
Did you know it takes a million years for a glass bottle to break down in a landfill?
Bottle Recycling: A Bright Idea
When you recycle one glass bottle — just one — you are saving enough energy to run a 100-watt lightbulb for four hours!
That’s a Whole Lot of Recycling
Did you know that billions and billions of containers are recycled in Alberta each year? How amazing is that?!? There are more than 100 communities in Alberta that have recycling infrastructure in place. And, more than 100-million kilograms of recyclable materials are diverted from landfills each year because of caring people just like you.
This Tinman Already Has a Heart
Millions of dollars are raised each year for charities by the simple act of recycling your cans and bottles at Uptown Bottle Depot and other recycling facilities in Alberta.