Recycling Program Statistics
In 2014, we recycled 35% of the total waste the University of Minnesota generated, keeping nearly 3,000 tons of waste out of the incinerator.
Recycling also reduces the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. In 2013, 7,310 tons of CO2 were averted from the atmosphere. For every pound of material recycled, 1.9 lbs of CO2 were averted!
|Bottles & Cans||177.7|
|% of waste steam recycled||41.4%|
2014 BOTTLES AND CANS BREAKDOWN (tonnage)
Tin Cans 14.9
Aluminum Cans 16.4
PET Plastic 32.8
HDPE Plastic 14.1
Mixed Containers 5.5