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Mar 4 2010

Recycle: It’s Crucial!

Crucial Vacuum is proud to offer our customers vacuum filters and bags that are recyclable!  Not only do our products make your home cleaner and help you stay healthier, but when you recycle our products you help our world stay clean and healthy.  But we don’t stop there, our products are packaged in recyclable material!  Our filters and bags can be recycled, and so can all of the materials in which we ship our high quality products to you!

The following is some facts from Headwater Cooperative Recycling—a non-profit organization and the largest recycling cooperative in the United States:

Product packaging accounts for 1/3 of our trash

Plastics require 100-400 years to break down in a landfill

Producing new plastic from recycled material uses only two-thirds of the energy required to manufacture it from raw materials

Recycling 1 ton of plastic can save 1-2 thousand gallons of gas

As much as 40% of selected plastic parts from damaged or discarded cars are repaired and reused

Every year we make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap the state of Texas

Over 1.5 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic bottles were recycled during 1999, accounting for 22% (by weight) of all plastic bottles produced in the U.S.

95% of all plastic bottles in the U.S. market are manufactured from PET (soda & water bottles) or HDPE (milk & laundry detergent)

- 56% of recycled PET finds a market in the manufacture of fiber (carpet & clothing)

- 29% of HDPE recycled bottles go into making new bottles

We at Crucial Vacuum hope you understand the importance of recycling – we certainly do, now it’s your turn to give back to the environment.

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