05 Aug '11, 11am

Fact of the Day: Drywall is 100% recyclable, but 40 tons of gypsum waste is sent to landfills around the globe daily

Fact of the Day: Drywall is 100% recyclable, but 40 tons of gypsum waste is sent to landfills around the globe daily

Gypsum Drywall If it is free of contaminants like lead paint or asbestos, gypsum drywall is recyclable. Many building supply companies will accept it for recycling. Find your local recycle solution for gypsum drywall Wis. School Recycles More Than 6,000 Phonebooks Waters Elementary School in Fond du Lac, Wis. won $500 after collecting 6,170 phone books in the AT&T Real Yellow Pages Phone Book Recycling Challenge. These directories will be recycled by Waste Management into new phone books and other products. But this recycling contest also has a reuse component as AT&T is providing separate phone books for the winners to build a recycled paper castle at Lakeside Park on June 12. The Waters’ students will also receive Project ReDirectory T-shirts. This is the first year that AT&T has held a phone book recycling contest in Wisconsin and provided students six weeks to … read m...

Full article: http://earth911.com/recycling/construction/gypsum-drywall/

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Fact of the Day: Car batteries are the #1 most recycled material in the U.S. Who knew??

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earth911.com 06 Aug '11, 12pm

Car Batteries Car batteries are the most recycled products in the U.S., having a 98 percent to 99 percent recycling rate. ...