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Used oil is exactly what its name implies, any petroleum-based or synthetic that has been used. During normal use, impurities such as dirt, metal scrapings, water or chemicals, can get mixed in with the oil, so that in time, the oil no longer performs well. Eventually, this used oil must be replaced with virgin or re-refined oil to do the job correctly. If you are one of the many people who change their own motor oil, you too need to know how to properly dispose of the used oil. Did you know that the used oil from one oil change can contaminate 1 million gallons of fresh water - a years' supply for 50 people!
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Used motor oil is insoluble, persistent and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. It’s slow to degrade. It sticks to everything from beach sand to bird feathers. It's a major source of oil contamination of waterways and can result in pollution of drinking water sources. On average, about four million people reuse motor oil as a lubricant for other equipment or take it to a recycling facility. Recycled used motor oil can be re-refined into new oil, processed into fuel oils and used as raw materials for the petroleum industry.  One gallon of used motor oil provides the same 2.5 quarts of lubricating oil as 42 gallons of crude oil.

Become used motor oil recycler number four million and one!
 If all the oil from American do-it-yourself oil changers were recycled, it would be enough motor oil for more than 50 million cars a year. Imagine how much foreign oil that would eliminate.  Used motor oil from cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, farm equipment and lawnmowers can be recycled and re-refined.

but all batteries have two common elements that combine to make power: an electrolyte and a heavy metal. Wet-cell batteries. and portable power tools. laptop computers. During a power outage. Inside a battery. or motorcycles. . Batteries help control power fluctuations. Batteries of all shapes and sizes supply power to everyday electronics like toys and power tools. Mercury was phased out of certain types of batteries in conjunction with the “Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Management Act. lead. and provide backup power for critical needs like hospitals and military operations. run commuter trains. phone lines still operate because they are equipped with lead-acid batteries.” passed in 1996. and nickel. Over its useful life. One way to reduce the number of batteries in the waste stream is to purchase rechargeable batteries. Recycling saves resources because recovered plastic and metals can be used to make new batteries. which contain a liquid electrolyte. watches. Nearly one in five dry-cell batteries purchased in the United States is rechargeable. cadmium. The versatility of batteries is reflected in the different sizes and shapes. heavy metals react with chemical electrolyte to produce the battery’s power. Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury. each rechargeable battery may substitute for hundreds of single-use batteries. When incinerated. boats. Just the Facts       Americans purchase nearly 3 billion dry-cell batteries every year to power radios.BATTERY When you need a portable. cellular phones. Nearly 99 million wet-cell lead-acid car batteries are manufactured each year. you can rely on batteries. certain metals might be released into the air or can concentrate in the ash produced by the combustion process. but batteries also work where we don’t see them too. which can contaminate the environment when batteries are improperly disposed of. convenient power source. Recycling batteries keeps heavy metals out of landfills and the air. commonly power automobiles. toys.

medical devices). appliances. How Plastics Are Made Plastics can be divided in to two major categories: thermosets and thermoplastics. However. almost 11 million tons as durable goods. diapers. Plastics also are found in automobiles. and coatings. Plastics make up more than 12 percent of the municipal solid waste stream. 28 percent of PET bottles and jars and 29 percent of HDPE bottles were recycled. Thermoplastics can easily be shaped and molded into products such as milk jugs. and carpet fibers.PLASTIC Plastics play an important role in almost every aspect of our lives.. A thermoset solidifies or “sets” irreversibly when heated. The widespread use of plastics demands proper end of life management. or 2. cups and utensils. for example plates and cups. The recycling rate for different types of plastic varies greatly. a dramatic increase from 1960. In 2009. shampoo bottles). Only 7 percent of the total plastic waste generated in 2009 was recovered for recycling. and furniture. resulting in an overall plastics recycling rate of only 7 percent. toys. and almost 7 million tons as nondurable goods.. the category of plastics which includes bags. the United States generated 13 million tons of plastics as containers and packaging. . and wraps was recycled at 9 percent.. floor coverings. They are useful for their durability and strength.g. inks. trash bags. and are therefore used primarily in automobiles and construction applications. soft drink bottles. representing 12. lids.1 million tons in 2009. Plastics are used to manufacture everyday products such as beverage containers. for example in 2009. furniture) and nondurable goods (e.g.g.3 percent of total MSW. sacks. such as appliances. but they also are found in durable (e. Other uses are adhesives. the recycling rate for some plastics is much higher. Just the Facts      30 million tons of plastic waste were generated in 2009. when plastics were only one percent of the waste stream. In 2009. credit cards. The largest category of plastics are found in containers and packaging (e. but recycling of these materials is counted separately from the MSW recycling rate. A thermoplastic softens when exposed to heat and returns to original condition at room temperature.

food. round out the sources of postconsumer glass. This glass might then be sorted by color. Glass in durable goods. Most glass manufacturers rely on a steady supply of recycled crushed glass. Although all glass is made of silica and soda. especially glass food and beverage containers. Food. About 26 percent of the glass was recovered for recycling. . the type and quantity vary slightly with different types of glass. and wall insulation.8 million tons of glass in the municipal solid waste (MSW) stream in 2009. appliances. manufacturers use glass to hold everything from soda to perfume. because:    Cullet costs less than raw materials. counter tops. Using cullet saves money and helps the environment. The glass in many items. Some municipal and commercial recycling programs require participants to separate clear. Recycled glass can also be used in kitchen tiles.000 tons in 1980 to more than three million tons in 2009. manufacturers mix sand. Less energy used means reduced emissions of nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide.” to supplement raw materials. can be recycled over and over while retaining its strength. brown. Glass separated by color yield glass cullet of higher economic value.800 degrees F. To make glass. and green glass. soft drink. and mold it into the desired shape. from your soda bottle to your computer. Glass recycling increased from 750. at a materials recovery facility. Glass recycling has grown considerably in recent years through increased collection through curbside recycling programs and glass manufacturers’ increased demand for recycled glass. heat the mixture to a temperature of 2. Different melting points and chemical incompatibility make it important to sort glass by color. and liquor containers represent the largest source of glass generated and recycled. Cullet prolongs furnace life and saves energy since it melts at a lower temperature. beer. or other characteristics. Today. In fact.600 to 2. such as furniture. holding precious commodities like wine and olive oil. both greenhouse gases. 90 percent of recycled glass is used to make new containers. limestone. meaning that different colors and types of glass are collected together. and cullet. known as “cullet. and especially consumer electronics. Just the Facts      Americans generated 11. soda ash. Recycling Glass Glass. glass has served as a universal packaging container.GLASS For centuries. wine. can be recycled over and over again. Glass collected at the curbside is usually commingled.

love builds. we are different. Passion is madness. You may find new ways to reduce how much garbage you throw away. passionate. Passion is pain. Maybe you can even start a recycling program in your school or community! Passion and Love. love is a breeze. Love is caring. want to learn more to be able to exchange with those we love new life lessons. Passion for revenge. not jealous and does not disappoint at times. love is gentle. Destroys passion. But who says he loves does not suffer. Love is accepting what the other has defects. scandalous. He makes us believe that happiness is not in the hands of another person. love is health. Love makes us wanting to be. because what attracts two people is exactly what one has and the other does not. Therefore it is best to live life passionately so we can have a real love. love is calm. Despite the passion to have more cons than pros about love I still think there is no life without a little passion. love and healing. and prairies where they live. Passion is totally self-centered. Passion is doubt. Passion is fast. You can learn how to keep those places safe and clean. love is progressive. considerate and accomplice. We can only be happy with someone if we can be happy with ourselves. Passion is the wind. but we can live with these differences. Passion is a disease. Explore the forests. Some believe it is necessary to live a blind passion as people today do not allow themselves to suffer. love forgives. love is relief. do not miss. love is sure. do not cry. Passion is aggressive. Many materials we use every day can be reused and recycled. but in our hands. oceans. love is enduring. Love helps to overcome difficulties while passion creates obstacles.People share the earth with many different kinds of plants and animals. Sudden passion is. Passion is euphoria. .