DRBC Goes Green
Green is everywhere you look these days, from stores news, fashion, politics, and technology. It is hard not to get overwhelmed by the constant media blitz concerning this global objective, but remember, it is simpler to take a few small steps that have a real impact. Embracing a greener lifestyle isn't just about helping to preserve equatorial rain forests; it can also mean improving your health and, ultimately, improving your overall quality of life. All that, and you can save furry animals, too? Why wouldn't anyone want to go green?
How You Can Support the Project
DRBC has initiated 'Project Green' with these very thoughts in mind. We hope that the small steps we have outlined below help you to make that positive outcome on your world and ours as well.
Did You Know
Recycling has a major impact on our environment. Here are some of the ways DRBC's Recycling Program makes an impact on our world.
- Reprocessing 1 empty toner cartridge averts 2.5 pounds of solid waste from being landfilled.
- Recycling 1 printer cartridge prevents natural resources, such as oil, from being used to produce a new one.
- Re-manufacturing 1 cell phone stops 220 pounds of waste from being generated.
- 100 million plastic bags a week go to landfill.
- Plastic bags can take between 15 and 1000 years to break down in the environment.
- Each year, an estimated 500 billion - 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide. That translates to over one million per minute.
- North America goes through 110 billion plastic shopping bags annually.
- Plastic bags don't biodegrade; they photo-degrade—breaking down into smaller and smaller toxic bits contaminating soil and waterways polluting our soil, rivers, lakes, and oceans.
- Production of plastic bags requires vast amounts of oil.
- Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles, whales, and other marine mammals die every year from eating discarded plastic bags mistaken for food.