Today is the 46th anniversary of Earth Day! The very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970 in the U.S., and was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson.As a certified GS-42 Green Kleening company, Earth Day is a special day for us at Mister Kleen. We are extremely passionate about sustainability, especially within the facilities we Kleen (clean).
To carry out our annual tradition and celebration at Mister Kleen, we are featuring some interesting facts below that may help you generate some ideas to be more sustainable this 2016:
Recycling one aluminum can save enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours
Recycling one glass bottle or jar saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt bulb for four hours
Recycling one ton of plastic saves the equivalent of 1,000–2,000 gallons of gasoline
More than 30 million trees are cut down to produce a year’s supply of newspapers
A ton of paper made from recycled paper saves:
- 7,000 gallons of water
- Between 17 and 31 trees
- 60 pounds of air pollutants
Recycling a pound of steel saves enough energy to light a 60-watt light bulb for 26 hours
Americans recycle only 5% of all the plastics produced in this country
Americans use 100 million steel cans and 200 million aluminum beverage cans every day
One drip per second from a faucet wastes 540 gallons of water a year
It takes between 400 and 500 years for a Styrofoam cup to decompose. It takes an orange peel six months to decompose
Today, almost 22% of the glass produced in the United States is recycled
Happy Earth Day!!
Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.