BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - November 13, 2015) - Mass Save® -- Eversource, Cape Light Compact, National Grid, and Unitil -- announced a milestone 75,000 refrigerators recycled through a statewide recycling program and energy savings initiative.
In recycling 75,000 refrigerators and freezers, Mass Save and Massachusetts residents have reclaimed up to 1,875,000 pounds of plastic, 75,000 pounds of insulating foam and 224,000 pounds of metal. The reduction in energy use could save up to 105 million kilowatt-hours annually.
The Mass Save® refrigerator recycling program encourages customers to reduce their energy use by recycling old, second refrigerators and freezers. The program offers free pickup of refrigerators and freezers and a $50 reward.
Recycled, up to 95% of the refrigerator's components (including metal, plastic, glass and oil) can be reclaimed for reuse in manufacturing new products or incinerated to generate electricity, while any remaining harmful materials can be safely disposed.
To illustrate the weight of 75,000 refrigerators recycled properly, Mass Save has prepared a series of factoids such as a can-filled Fenway, plastic-covered cities and a Cape Cod landmark powered for over 12,000 years from a single year of energy savings.
In fact, 6.3 million new cans could be made from the metal from 75,000 recycled refrigerators. That's enough to neatly fill Fenway's field with 6.2 million cans, including a 113,928 can replica of the Green Monster, with still enough cans left over to stack a tower 4 times taller than the John Hancock Building.
With 75,000 recycled refrigerators, Massachusetts would be cutting down on the equivalent of removing up to 75,000 cars from the road. Great for Boston traffic as well as the atmosphere with up to 30 tons of C02 emissions being reduced.
Information on program participation, is available online at www.MassSave.com/Recycle.
About Mass Save:
Mass Save is an initiative sponsored by Massachusetts' gas and electric utilities and energy efficiency service provider. The Sponsors of Mass Save work closely with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to provide a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information promoting energy efficiency that help residents and businesses manage energy use and related costs. For more information, please visit: www.masssave.com.
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(November 13, 2015 - 10:40 AM EST)
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