landfill
AVERAGE AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES FOR A PLASTIC BOTTLE TO DECOMPOSE IN A LANDFILL1

WHY TAKE THE ZERO LANDFILL PLEDGE?

Because you can't afford not to...

450
years

LANDFILL STATS

ZERO LANDFILL STATS

POUNDS OF PLASTIC BOTTLES SIA RECYCLED IN 2013, AVOIDING SENDING A SINGLE BOTTLE TO A LANDFILL
64.5
thousand
TONS OF FOOD SCRAPS AMERICANS WRAP IN PLASTIC TRASHBAGS AND SEND TO A LANDFILL EACH YEAR2
36
million
AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES FOOD SCRAPS TO DECOMPOSE IN A COMPOSTER, CREATING FERTILE COMPOST FOR GARDENS4
1-12
months
AMOUNT OF MONEY THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD IN LAFAYETTE, INDIANA SPENDS ANNUALLY ON SENDING TRASH TO A LANDFILL3
483
dollars
AMOUNT OF MONEY SIA SAVED IN 2013 BY REUSING STYROFOAM PACKAGING
1.3
million
HOW SIA SAVES MILLIONS THROUGH ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS

GOING GREEN SAVES GREEN

In 2002, SIA set a lofty goal of achieving zero landfill by 2006. The objective was to lessen our impact on our environment. After challenging our entire workforce to find ways to reduce, reuse and recycle, the initiative caught on and by 2004, two years ahead of goal, SIA sent its last truck of waste to a landfill.  Since that time, not only have we made a tangible, positive impact on the enviornment, we've saved money doing it!  For example, in the past, after we applied PVC sealant to a car's weld seams to make them water-tight, we would wipe off the excess sealant with a rag for disposal. Now, we collect the excess PVC sealant using a rubber scraper and place it in a bucket to be used on more vehicles.  By doing this, we save $78,336 each year!
SIA SUPPORTS STUDENT-LED ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS
Aimed at spreading environmental stewardship throughout the local school districts, SIA encourages high school students and teachers to organize recycling programs and implement other environmental initiatives. With Heritage Interactive Services and Oscar Winski as corporate partners, SIA provided guidance and funding to help schools develop and launch thier environmental programs. To date, the STARS program has affected over 5,000 high school students in Indiana.
 
CHECK OUT S.T.A.R.S at www.SIAstars.com
 

AT SIA, KIDS ARE THE STARS