Environmental Impact Report

Through your continued support and dedication, NRRA has assisted our members in recycling and managing over 76.9 million pounds of material in 2023! 

The comprehensive NRRA Environmental Impact Report below highlights some of the many positive impacts generated from our members' combined recycling efforts from January through December 2023. These materials were sent to market to be remanufactured into new products. The following data was calculated using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Waste Reduction Model (WARM).

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

By recycling the materials above, NRRA avoided 210,676,470 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions! This is equivalent to removing 20,399 passenger cars from the road for an entire year!



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