Annual Recycling Report

RecycleReportCard2013Parks & Sons of Sun City, Inc. is proud to present our annual Environmental and Economic Impact Report for the past year. Our recycling program is our commitment to the conservation of planet Earth’s natural resources and by providing this annual report, we hope to inspire the community at large to become involved in our efforts, which are already supported by our customers.  

Why Should We Recycle?

By decreasing the waste generated, we can reduce the negative impacts on the environment, and leave a better world for our future generations. You can learn more about how recycling saves energy by clicking here.  

678, 759 Trees Saved

In the past year, with the help of the community, we have recycled enough paper, cardboard and related products to save nearly 680, 000 trees. Trees are vital to the environment, as they produce oxygen and clean the soil. They help to slow stormwater runoff, act as wind breaks and provide coolness and shade. In suburban areas, trees control noise pollution, and clean the air.  

163,700,700 Gallons of Water Saved

While the planet consists of nearly 70% of water, less than 1% of that water is suitable for human consumption. Recycled paper made from old paper requires only half the amount of water that the process of making virgin paper from trees requires. In addition to only using half the amount of water, materials that would otherwise be dumped onto a landfill, are reused. Recycling can help save our planet’s precious water resources.  

279,489,000 Kilowatt Hours Saved

Producing electricity is an expensive process, which is also harmful to the environment. However, by recycling just one aluminum can, you can save enough energy to run your TV for 2 hours, use your computer for 3 hours, or run a 100-watt light bulb for twenty hours. With the help of our community, we have managed to save 279, 489, 000 kilowatt hours in the past year.  

39,927 Tons in Total Recyclables

Parks & Sons is proud of the fact that we’ve served the community for fifty years. We are proud of our company and of our team, but most of all, we are proud of our customers’ commitment to saving the environment one aluminum can at a time. Together, we have recycled nearly 40,000 tons of plastic, paper, aluminum, and glass. That is nearly 80 million pounds! Click here to learn how your contributions are making a difference. Parks & Sons of Sun City, Inc. would like to thank our customers for their commitment to the program, because it would not be possible without your involvement.