Level of participation by our elementary schools on base? Recent approval of the Computers for the schools as a result of their contributions.
Take a look at photos of what the team at cpRECYCLE.com has been doing with our community.
Making a can from recycled aluminum saves 90% of the energy required to produce the same can from virgin material
Does using recycled paper really make a difference: “YES it does! It takes about 17 trees to make one ton of paper
Choosing to use your own cloth bag rather than a plastic or paper bag at the checkout counter may seem like a small act, but combined with other small acts can save pounds of plastic and paper each day
Camp Pendleton has its own landfill. Reducing the volume of waste through recycling efforts has real benefits. Every ton of material diverted from disposal is on less ton of landfill capacity that is needed in the future should we have to have and pay for hauling off base
It takes less energy and water to produce products or packaging from recycled material than it does to make the same thing from virgin material
Environmental Degradation resulting from extraction of virgin resources is avoided when those materials are recovered rather then chopped down or dug up
A typical family consumes 182 gallons of pop, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers -- make sure they're recycled!