Today marked the grand opening of the new 57,500 square foot, fully automated state-of-the-art RE Community Recycling facility on east Ajo Way in Tucson, Arizona.
Rather than a ribbon cutting, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and dignitaries, pushed the “start” button to turn on the high-tech sorting machines in the facility.
Eighty new green jobs for Tucson exist thanks to this plant, which accepts a wider array of recyclable plastic products (numbered one through seven) than the previously accepted number one and two only.
At full capacity, the plant will process twenty-five tons per hour and prevent more than 232,165 metric tons of CO-2-equivalent greenhouse gases from being emitted annually (equal to removing 45,523 cars off the road each year). It will also annually save 109,293 cubic yards of landfill space and avoid 903,269 gallons of waste water from landfills.
Please do you part and recycle as much as you can, remembering that all plastics, other than plastic bags, can now be recycled.
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