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West Texas A&M University Goes Green

Thanks to West Texas A&M University’s efforts to go GREEN, the recycling program on campus earth, worldhas contributed to saving the following resources in 2010-2013

Gallons of Oil
Gallons of Water
Kilowatts of Energy
Cubic Yards of Landfill Space





Recycling Facts

  • A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days.
  • Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours – or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
  • To produce each week’s Sunday newspapers, 500,000 trees must be cut down.
  • The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year!
  • Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour.
  • A modern glass bottle would take 4,000 years or more to decompose—and even longer if it is in a landfill.

Did you know that WT has recycled the following since 2010?

  • 208,613 lbs. of paper
    • Paper can be recycled 5-7 times before the fibers become too weak.
  • 5,434 lbs. of plastic bottles
    • Recycling a single plastic bottle can conserve enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for up to six hours.
  • 78,775 lbs. of cardboard
    • Recycled cardboard can be used to make boxes or paper bags.
  • 1,138 lbs. of aluminum cans

Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for up to 3 hours.

  • WTAMU recycles motor oil, tires, antifreeze, metal and toner cartridges