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Holiday Recycling Information
What Can I Recycle?
Computers for Schools Yukon is the Yukon based branch of Computers for Schools (CFS), a federal government-led program that collects, repairs, and refurbishes donated surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them free to schools, non-profit organizations and libraries/museums throughout Canada.
Locally, Computers for Schools Yukon is partnered with Raven Recycling Society, which manages the public computer drop off on our behalf. To donate, bring computers to Raven Recycling. Standard e-waste drop-off fees apply.
To date, CFS has distributed more than 1,500,000 computers nationally!
Zero Waste Yukon's website has up to date resources on reuse, repair and recycling, as well as resources for educators and businesses. Visit www.zerowasteyukon.ca for more information!
Some Interesting General Recycling Information
Some of these facts may be a few years old, so we can’t attest to the full accuracy of these statements. These are meant to be thought provoking more than anything else.
- Only 1 percent of the world’s water supply is usable; 97 percent is in the ocean and 2 percent is frozen.
- Every Sunday, Americans waste 90 percent of recyclable newspapers. This wastes 500,000 trees!
- One pound of newspaper can be recycled to make 6 cereal boxes, 6 egg cartons or 2,000 sheets of writing paper.
- 90% of all US households buy greeting cards, with American consumers purchasing approximately 7 billion greeting cards each year. In the UK, a typical year sees over 2 billion cards sold. Between just those two countries, if the purchased cards were aligned end-to-end, they would stretch around the world 54 times.
- In Britain, over 9 million disposable diapers are used every day.
- Making recycled paper uses 64 percent less energy and uses 58 percent less water than making paper from virgin material.
- Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy and 7,000 gallons of water!
- 25 two litre pop bottles can be recycled into an adult-size fleece jacket.
- 5 billion drink boxes are thrown away each year in North America.