Why this Matters
For My Organization
Recycling within your organization is a social norm that is expected by staff, customers, and citizens.
For New Orleans
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, approximately 33 percent of the municipal solid waste stream (MSW) is made up of paper and paperboard products. Paper makes up the largest portion of the municipal waste stream and is also one of the most recovered materials. Recycling produces numerous direct and indirect benefits: conserves resources, prevents greenhouse gas emissions and water pollutants, saves energy, supplies valuable raw materials to industry, creates jobs, stimulates the growth of greener technologies, and reduces the need for new landfills and incinerators.