- Georgia Southern Environmental
- Some information about recycling
- The average
American produces about 3.5 pounds of trash per day, 1275 pounds
per year. This means that the annual trash production of the
US is about 200 million tons. Much of this waste is recyclable.
percent of Georgia's solid waste stream was recycled in 1995-1996.
Nearly 5 million tons of material were recycled in Georgia in
percent of Georgia's population is covered by a recycling program,
and over 13,000 Georgians work in the recycling industry. Recycling
programs exist in over 500 Georgia communities
- Recycling a
three-foot stack of newspaper saves one tree. Every ton of paper
that gets recycled saves enough energy to heat the average home
for six months (4100 kwh).
- Want to learn more
about recycling in Georgia?
- Learn more about
recycling from Georgians for Comprehensive Recycling. The Georgia Department
of Community Affairs maintains web sites that tell you what to recycle and where to recycle. You can also get information by calling:
- Want to do more
at Georgia Southern?
- 1. Participate
in campus recycling! Learn more about the library's recycling
- 2. Minimize
the amount of trash you produce (avoid styrofoam and carry-out
containers, decline plastic bags for small purchases at the campus
store, use all pages of a notebook then recycle it, do as much
computer work "on screen" as possible without printing
- 3. Get involved
in a group like S.A.G.E. or GSEN.
- 4. See what
other campuses are up to at sites like College and University Recycling Council and the National Wildlife
Federation's campus ecology site.
- 5. Urge GSU
to expand recycling programs and provide more information on
recycling on its web site (see Emory University's excellent site). Contact the GSU recycling coordinator.
- Return to GSEN homepage