Berkeley Recycles! Do You?

All locations are now recycling white and colored office paper, magazines, newspapers, and cardboard, as well as cans, glass, and plastic.

Recyle sign for cans, glass and Plastic

Recycle sign for paper

Following the lead of the Woodbridge and Woodland Park locations, the Student Development offices at each location are also collecting toner and ink cartridges, as well as cell phones. These items are sent to RecycleFirst, a company who donates the proceeds from these recyclables to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on behalf of Berkeley College.

Recycle sign for cell phones, toner and ink cartridges

Here's How WE Can Make A Difference

  • Recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves about 3.8 barrels of oil.1
  • Recycling 25 2-liter soda bottles provides enough plastic to make one adult-size fleece jacket.2
  • Recycling 1,200 plastic bottles provides enough materials to make one 200-pound plastic lumber railroad tie.3
  • Recycling aluminum cans provides the materials to produce new cans using 95% less energy than making them from virgin ore.4
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours.4
  • Recycling office paper helps save trees. Producing one ton of office paper* uses 24 trees. Producing one ton of recycled paper** can use only 12-17 trees.5

*Uncoated virgin printing and office paper

**30% - 50% post consumer content copier paper


Sources

1American Chemistry Council

2Recycle-more.co.uk

3The Christian Science Monitor

4Earth911.com

5GreenPressInitiative.org