- On April 8, 2014
What does Mr. Murph’s recycling efficiency mean for Tulsa?
It means…we now have the ability to pull previously discarded recyclables from the waste stream, which not only greatly reduces the impact of trash on the environment…but lowers the need to use natural resources in the manufacturing process of new products.
You wouldn’t believe the number of resources recycling saves. For example, one bale of recycled cardboard is the equivalent of 17 trees, 7000 gallons of water, 390 gallons of oil, or 4100 Kilowatt hours. Because of our investment in our MRF, we can now divert a large percentage of trash away from landfills, which is a huge environmental plus!
No wonder Mr. Murph is thought of as one of the most important steps in building a greener Oklahoma!