Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Recycling - Giving A Gift To Earth

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Recycling Works!
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1,500 aluminum cans are recycled every second in the U.S.
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Recycling an aluminum soda can saves 96% of the energy used to make a can from ore, and produces 95% less air pollution and 97% less water pollution.
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It takes the energy equivalent of half a soda can of gasoline to produce one soda can from bauxite ore.
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Recycling one ton of cardboard saves over 9 cubic yards of landfill space.
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One ton of paper from recycled pulp saves 17 trees, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 7,000 gallons of water, 4,200 kilowatt hours (enough to heat your home for half year), 390 gallons of oil, and prevents 60 pounds of air pollutants.
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Producing recycled white paper creates 74% less air pollutants, 35% less water pollutants, and 75% less process energy than producing paper from virgin fibers.
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Sixty percent of the world's lead supply comes from recycled batteries.
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It takes 90% less energy to recycle an aluminum can than to make a new one.
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Info Courtesy of Clean Air Council

5 comments:

Content in a Cottage said...

Beautiful image of our planet. Love the tiny wreaths marking so many interesting facts that I did not know.

Thanks Sabina for getting this important message across in such a lovely way.

♥Rosemary

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Thanks for the reminder!!!! With stats like those it makes one wonder why anyone wouldn't recycle - yet I know of several that don't. Sad

ambika said...

Wow, that lead supply stat is impressive. I've always recycled batteries but I had no idea where they went!

M.Kate said...

Amazing yet scary facts and we are not doing enough yet...definitely not here sadly :(

Jennifer Ramos said...

GREAT post... : )
I RECYCLE here for sure and I wish they would make it mandatory EVERYWHERE.

Jen Ramos
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