Project Green, Day 4: Recycling

I missed a day!  I was waiting for something in the mail and when it didn’t come in… I was just too let down to write up a post.  Sorry everyone.

Today is short and sweet, hopefully by tomorrow I’ll have the package I’m waiting for and I’ll be able to write up the last segment.  A day late, but better than not doing it at all.

Recycling.

That was going to be the last segment in my project green.  It’s easy, often overlooked, and as far as I can tell from personal experience, not many people do it.  The big media spotlight is on oil, global warming, and the energy crisis, so a lot of times the good old standby of recycling gets overlooked.  It’s easy, it only costs a little of your time, and in some cases you get paid for recycling your items.  So why not do it?
Here’s some quick numbers on recycling gotten from wikipedia.

Aluminum: “Recycling one kilogram of aluminium saves up to 8 kilograms of bauxite, four kilograms of chemical products and 14 kilowatt hours of electricity.”
Paper: “A ton of paper from recycled material conserves about 7,000 gallons of water, 17-31 trees, 60 lb of air pollutants and 4,000 KWh of electricity.”

And just like the CFL bulb, the less electricity used, the fewer polutants the power company spews into the air making that electricity.

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