Fitzgerald Auto Malls Recycles Twice The National Average for Businesses NORTH BETHESDA, MD – APRIL 17, 2017 Fact: Aluminium cans can be recycled and put back on the shelf at your local grocery store in just about 2 months. Fact: Half a million trees have to be cut down just to produce the Sunday newspapers each week. Fact: Most people in America use at least seven trees each year, through wood, paper and other types of products that use trees. That is over 2 trillion trees throughout the course of the year. Fact: Recycling one ton of plastic can save up to 1,000–2,000 gallons of gasoline. Fact: Fitzgerald Auto Malls recycled over 82 percent of solid waste from its dealerships last year. Year after year, Fitzgerald dealerships recycle more than the national average for businesses. With Earth Day around the corner, Fitzgerald Auto Malls takes pride in constantly and consistently working to reduce the impact and potential pollution of their products and services on the environment whenever possible. Earth Day is an annual event marked to show support for environmental protection. It is yet another reminder of tackling climate change and pollution and protecting the planet we live on. Fitzgerald Auto Malls incorporates their efforts on a daily basis. “We maintain an Environmental Management System that goes beyond simply meeting environmental laws and regulations,” said Jack Fitzgerald, CEO and founder of Fitzgerald Auto Malls, “It extends to our everyday practices and business decisions.” Fitzgerald Auto Malls is the first automotive dealership group in North America to become ISO 14001 certified, the highest recognition available for quality management with a focus on the environment, a distinction that sets them apart from all other dealers. All electricity at Fitzgerald facilities is purchased from Green renewable energy sources, with 100 percent wind power at all of the dealerships in Maryland. So remember to do your part where you can to reduce your impact on the environment. Despite only representing 5% of the world population, the U.S. generates more waste than any other country in the world. Remember: When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will be the environmental and CO2 equivalent of removing 55 million cars from U.S. roads each year. Remember: Recycling is the top action society can do to simultaneously improve the environment and the economy, create sustainable manufacturing, and prevent waste from going into oceans. Remember: When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will generate 1.5 million new jobs in the U.S. (net).




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