Environmental Impact Report

Through your continued support and dedication, NRRA has assisted our members to recycle over 50,351 tons of recyclable material in 2020! 

Below you'll see the comprehensive NRRA Environmental Impact Report, which highlights some of the many positive impacts generated from our members' combined recycling  efforts in 2020.  For more information, see NRRA's 2020 Annual Report.

The recyclable materials listed below were sent to market to be remanufactured into new products through your non-profit recycling organization, the Northeast Resource Recovery Association.

2020 NRRA Environmental Impact Report

Recyclable Material
Amount Recycled in 2020
Environmental Impact
Aluminum Cans827,912 lbs.

Conserved enough energy to run a television for 84,281,442 hours!

Electronics1,740,080 lbs.Conserved enough energy to power 222.7 houses for one year!
Paper12,952 tonsSaved 220,180 trees!
Plastics1,823,446 lbs.Conserved 1,367,585 gallons of gasoline!
Scrap Metal10,602.4 gross tonsConserved 29,686,675 pounds of iron ore!
Steel Cans451.3 gross tonsConserved enough energy to run a 60 watt light bulb for 26,285,376 hours!
Tires1,526.5 tonsConserved 1,006. barrels of oil!

Avoided Emissions:

Recycling uses much less energy than making products from virgin resources, and using less energy means fewer greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. 

By recycling the materials above, our members have avoided about 103,037 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

This is the equivalent of removing 21,923 passenger cars from the road for an entire year.

 The above data was calculated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM).