Why does UAB Recycle
UAB is committed to saving energy:
Making new aluminum cans from recycled aluminum uses 95% less energy than the same process using raw materials. And correspondingly, making new paper from old paper uses 30% to 55% less energy than making paper from trees.
UAB is committed to conserving natural resources:
The resources saved from recycling 1 ton of paper are: 17 trees saved, 275 pounds of sulphur, 350 lbs of limestone, 9,000 pounds of steam, 60,000 gallons of water, 225 kilowatt hours of energy, and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
UAB is committed to help protect the environment:
By reducing the amount of solid waste that we generate, we minimize the threat posed by harmful substances within the waste stream and reduce the volume in landfills. Making new paper from old paper reduces related air pollution by 95% compared with making paper from trees.