How recycling helps the environment
- Limits pollution
- Conserves natural resources
- Saves energy
- Americans disposed of 83 million tons of paper products in 2003. According to the EPA, by recycling nearly half of that, we saved 705 million trees and 290 billion gallons of fresh water
- 4% of U.S. annual oil consumption, or roughly 219 million barrels of oil, goes into the manufacture of plastic. Thus increasing the amount of plastic we recycle can make a significant impact on oil use
- Aluminum can be recycled forever. Over 2/3 of all aluminum ever created is still in use. Most of the 1/3 not still in use is aluminum cans in landfills.
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How you can go green!
1. Compact Florescent Lights (CFLs) Replacing normal light bulbs with CFLs can save around $30 per bulb
2. Digital Programmable Thermostat
Programming your thermostat can save around 10% on your energy bill
3. Shower and Faucet Heads
Replacing shower and faucet heads with low-flow heads and aerators can reduce your water use by 40%.
4. Toilet Water
Filling a jug or bottle with water and placing a few pebbles or some sand in it to weigh it down and placing it in your toilet water tank is an easy way to save around 10 gallons of water each day.
5. Unplug devices
Unplugging unused appliances and cell phone chargers can save a bundle on your electrical bill. Even though you may not be using them, they still suck up electricity.