Each ton (2,000 pounds) of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4,000 kilowatts of energy, and 7,000 gallons of water. This represents a 64 percent energy savings, a 58 percent water savings, and 60 pounds less of air pollution! What can you do? The answer is very simply, start thinking before throwing. Familiarize yourselves with what type of paper can be recycled. There really is a lot that can be recycled nowadays with the technological advances that have been made in the recycling industry. What we can’t recycle are food contaminated paper products, paper towels, napkins, candy wrappers, and paper cups and plates. Messiah College is striving to increase its recycling efforts and the good news is that you all can be part of that. So “THINK,” before you “THROW.” Messiah recycles office paper, post-it notes, glossy paper, newspaper, and magazines.  What a better way to serve God than to be a good steward of his creation. If you need any additional information on paper recycling or recycling in general, please feel free to contact Wes Bower, waste coordinator, at wbower@messiah.edu.