In 2009, Spartan Stores recycled: 44.72 tons of cardboard/paper. Recycling these materials avoided their manufacturing from virgin materials thereby conserving one of these natural resources:
537 Mature Trees
This represents enough saved timber resources to produce more than 6.6 Million sheets of newspaper!
|183,352 Kw-Hrs of Electricity |
This is enough power to fulfill the annual electricity needs of more than 15 homes!
|157 Cubic Yards of Landfill Airspace|
This represents enough airspace to fulfill the municipal waste disposal needs for 201 people for one year!
|107 Barrels of Oil|
This provides enough energy to heat and cool more than 22 homes for one year!
|Avoided 76 Metric Tons (MTCO2E) of GHG Emissions|
The recycling of these materials prevented these GHG emissions!
|313,040 Gallons of Water|
This represents enough fresh water to meet the daily fresh water needs of more than 4,173 people!
1 The environmental benefits shown here represent the difference in natural resource consumption and GHG emissions that result from using recycled inputs versus virgin inputs.
MTCO2E = metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
Sources: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, International Aluminum Institute, National Association for PET Container Resources, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Earth Works Group Recycler’s Handbook, One Earth Recycle, Bring Recycling.org, National Recycling Coalition, US Forest Products Laboratory, Wheelabrator Technologies, and Waste Management.