Environmental Resources

Coca-Cola Recycling: Life of a Beverage Container

http://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/packaging-recycling/
Promotional videos by Coca-Cola about how Coke recycles aluminum and plastic bottles.

Our Disposable Lives: Landfills 101

https://www.channelone.com/tag/our-disposable-lives/
A brief description of how newer landfills are being made more environmentally friendly and what risks still exist. A number of links are available from this video to others relating to waste and recycling.

How Do They Do It? Airplane Recycling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEPDgSUCVbw&feature=related
A fun video to supplement drier material about bottles and cans, this video shows how the army recycles airplanes into scrap metal, wires, and other material.

Alcoa Recycling Resource Videos

http://www.alcoa.com/recycling/en/media_video_gallery.asp
A collection of videos from aluminum company Alcoa, these videos range from the comic “InCANvenient Truth” to factual videos about how aluminum is recycled.

Recycling a Bottle, Flashmob Style!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYnd5JRu86E
A fun video showing a recycling related flashmob.

Fact Sources


We strive to supply verified factual information. Although these are ever-changing figures, we will try to provide as much accuracy as possible. See below for a list of sources that have contributed to the content and information on this site.

 

Nevada Department of Environmental Protection – How Long Does Trash Last?

http://nevadarecycles.nv.gov/Resources/Data/
A comprehensive view of the decomposition rates of glass, plastic and aluminum by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- Environmental Factoids

http://www3.epa.gov/region9/waste/solid/reduce.html
An interesting collection of facts concerning the impacts of waste prevention and recycling provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Recycle Across America- Recycling Facts

http://recycleacrossamerica.org/recycling-facts
Recycling facts from the non-profit organization Recycle Across America.

Resources Recycling – “EPA Releases Municipal Solid Waste Report”

http://www.resource-recycling.com/node/885
A summary of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Municipal Solid Waste Report highlighting recycling rates for glass, plastic and aluminum.