The Data

Like to be overwhelmed with data?  Saddle in! Here are some interesting facts about the materials we use and the impact recycling has on each:

Our Impact

As of September 2018:

  • 6.12 tons have been diverted from the landfill by using 100% recycled materials
  • 7200 plastic water water bottles have been used in our blankets
  • 1.35 million gallons of water saved by using recycled thread
  • 0 chemical solvents used on our lucite production
  • 5,400 tons of CO2 and 3.7 tons of water saved from using 100% recycled packaging
  • 0.23 metric ton of Greenhouse gases saved by using recycled glass



    • One ton of recycled glass saves 42 Kwh of energy

    • 0.12 barrels of oil (5 gallons)

    • 714,000 BTU's of energy,

    • 7.5 pounds of air pollutants from being released

    • 2 cubic yards of landfill space

  • In other words …

      • Recycling one glass bottle (vs. creating a new one) can save enough energy to power a T.V. for 1.5 hours.

      • More than one ton of natural resources are conserved for every ton of glass recycled, including: 1,300 pounds of sand, 410 pounds of soda ash, 380 pounds of limestone, and 160 pounds of feldspar

      • Every 6 tons of glass recycled (vs. creating the equivalent amount of new glass) = 1 ton of CO2 not in the atmosphere.


    • One ton of recycled steel saves:

      • 642 Kwh of energy

      • 1.8 barrels of oil

      • 10.9 million Btu's of energy

      • 4 cubic yards of landfill space.

    • Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy required to make the same amount of aluminum from its virgin source. One ton of recycled aluminum saves:

      • 14,000 kilowatt hours (Kwh) of energy

      • 40 barrels of oil

      • 238 million Btu's of energy

      • 10 cubic yards of landfill space


      • Reclaimed wood by definition saves trees from being cut down. More than 8000 tree species – that’s 10% of the world’s total – are threatened with extinction.

        • Saving just 30 trees by using reclaimed wood, can absorb as much as 946lb of CO2 out of the atmosphere each year.

        • 30 trees can provide a day’s supply of oxygen for up to 120 people, and the net cooling effect for 30 young trees is equivalent to 300 air conditioning units operating at 20 hours a day.


        • One ton of recycled plastic saves:

          • 5,774 Kwh of energy,

          • 16.3 barrels of oil,

          • 98 million Btu's of energy

          • 30 cubic yards of landfill space.


        • The avg. 100% conventional cotton tee shirt is made from .5 lbs of cotton fiber. The water required to farm and dye .5 lbs of cotton fiber is, conservatively estimating, 750 gallons.

        • A tee shirt made from the yarn we use at Newly requires 10 gallons of water (and also uses no dye).

        • Our blankets save approximately 2250 gallons of water per blanket

        • Not even mentioning the benefit of diverting cotton at the end of one lifecycle away from landfills and into something beautiful.