The amount of energy required to produce a pound of aluminum cans from recycled aluminum is 5% of the energy required to produce that pound from raw materials.
The production of paper from recycled paper uses 50% less water.
In 2007, Milwaukee County recycled 627 tons of office paper. This equates to over 10,000 trees per year.
Milwaukee County purchases paper for it copy machines that is made from 30% recycled materials.