Habitat ReStores Recycling Impact
Nov. 15, 2019
In honor of National Recycling Day, we wanted to share some fun stats about the recycling and earth-friendly work we do every day at our local ReStores. We partnered with a University of Denver MBA team to measure the quantity of waste stream diversion provided by materials sold by the ReStores, and here are some of the results:
- 90 tons of materials per week are sold at our registers
- 2 tons of cardboard per week is recycled
- 8 tons of metals is recycled per week through a volunteer-led program that separates metals from items that cannot be sold
This totals more than 90 tons per week of materials recycled, or 9.4 million pounds per year!
Thank you for your generous material donations to the ReStores and helping us recycle, reuse and repurpose materials throughout our community. Click here if you’d like to schedule a new donation!
Feel great while shopping our ReStores because every purchase helps Habitat Metro Denver build and preserve affordable homeownership in our community.