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GREEN EARTH

Monday, May 11, 2009
The importance of Recycling
Recycling conserves both raw materials and energy and reduces the amount of waste we produce. That's why shopping for products made from recycled materials makes such good sense. Recycling all of your home’s waste newsprint, cardboard, glass, and metal can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 8 ! pounds a year. Good Reasons to Recycle " # $t takes % ,!!! trees each week to produce the &unday edition of the 'ew (ork Times. ) # $f *mericans recycled +ust one#tenth of their newspapers, we would save ) million trees a year. , # Recycling and reusing the material in -tin- cans reduces energy use by %./, air pollution by 8 /, solid waste by 0 /, and water pollution by %1/. . # $t takes 0 / less energy to make aluminum by recycling it than by producing it from its natural ore, bauxite. $t costs less too. # The average *merican uses 8! pounds of paper each year. *s a nation we consume 8 ! million trees annually. 1 # $n "00", the 2reat 3all of 4hina became the second largest man#made structure in the world. The largest was 5resh 6ills 7andfill, serving 'ew (ork 4ity. $t is now the highest point on the east coast. % # *mericans throw away ). million plastic bottles every hour8 8 # 59R :;:R( 27*&& <9TT7: R:4(47:=, 3: &*;: :'9>2? :':R2( T9 7$2?T * "!! 3*TT 7$2?T <>7< 59R . ?9>R&. 0 # :very year, *mericans throw away enough office and writing paper to build a wall ") feet high from 'ew (ork to 7os *ngeles. "! # $n one year, *merican steel recycling saves enough energy to heat and light "8 million homes. 9ne pound of steel saves enough energy to light a 1! watt bulb for ). hours. Tips for Recycling @recycling is the step before recycling. This is the process of making a conscious choice to purchase or use products and services which will have

*void reliance on the word -degradable-. &ome items may have special collections and recycling locations Aoil B antifreeCe at gas stationsD plastic bags at grocery storesD six#pack rings and house batteries at schoolsD grass and leaves at garden centersD etc... Fany items can also be used for other things than what they were first purchase for. 4lose the loop . . <uy recyclable products. These are a waste of resources and energy to produce. Try to reuse items as many times as possible. 4ontainer for storing nails.. *sk to see their wish list.a less harmful effect on the :nvironment. $n a land fill these items do not breakdown because they are protected by tons of debris and dirt. <ird feeder. $f you do not have a use for items that are still good or operational.. and some plastics are easily recycled.E. washers and nuts. $ts only recycling if you buy recycled products. :tc. $f the product is packaged in material that is '9T recycled in your community. 4hoose to buy products that are made from recycled material. This usually saves money and reduces the amount of waste that is thrown away. cardboard boxes. 4hoose products that are made of or packaged in recyclable material. aluminum and tin cans./ of all household garbage.<uy Recycled-. <uy in bulk or concentrated forms when ever possible. $n most cases their are reusable alternatives. it becomes 2*R<*2: and is wasted8 <uy products that use less packaging. you may have something they need.. Reuse items. glass bottles. $f we refuse to buy products that are overpackaged.. donate them to a local charity or environmental organiCation. @roduct packaging accounts for about . * degrade product must be exposed to the element to breakdown. the manufacturers will by force to change their packaging to be more environmentally responsive. <e creative8 * plastic bottle can be made into aG 5unnel by cutting off the bottom. *void disposable and one#time use products. @aper bags. 6now what is recycled in your community. screws. 7iner for a planter or flower pot.

!!! tons of solid waste recycled into new products. Red ce. saves . Recycling protects our health and environment when harmful substances are removed from the waste stream. 7et manufactures and store managers know that you are not happy with the way a product is packaged. businesses and organiCations buy products made with recycled material. @roducing " ton of paper from recycled pulp saves "% trees. speak up.0! gallons of oil. <usiness 2uide to <uying Recycled @roducts Recycling is more than +ust placing certain materials in a special bin.$f you are not happy about the packaging you see. cubic yards of landfill space. $t also reduces air pollutants by 1! pounds. which are then sold. Re se ! Recycle" Posted by Green Earth at 8:45 AM 13 COMMENTS: 1. *lways look at the level of post#consumer recycled content in a productI this is the material that has been collected from consumers and reprocessed.)!! kilowatt hours of energy ## enough to heat a home for half a year. . Fanufacturers often include pre#consumer material in their total recycled content calculationI this material includes manufacturing scraps. The recycling loop is complete only when materials that you have separated for recycling are processed and remanufactured into new products. :stimates show that 0 +obs are created for every " . and %!!! gallons of water. and other by#products that were never used in the consumer market. *dvances in manufacturing technology have enabled most recycled products to compete # both in price and Huality # with products made from virgin materials. and conserves . Recycling conserves our natural resources because it reduces the need for raw materials. Recycling reduces our reliance on landfills and incinerators. . Recycling works only when consumers.

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