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Does Recycling Really Make A Difference?

So, we've all wondered if recycling really does make a big impact...

My answer before even investigating is OF COURSE. Not only are you taking responsibility for your trash and taking a stand, proclaiming that you do in fact care, but you are turning trash into something new and usable again!

Here are some stats to help you see the light too...

(info below from Planet Green)

*20 recycled cans can be made with the energy needed to produce just one single can using virgin materials.

*Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for almost four hours or run your television for three hours.

*Tossing a single aluminum can in the garbage wastes as much energy as pouring out half of that can’s volume of gasoline. (whoa!)

*Glass can be recycled over and over again without compromising its quality

*Every 20 glass bottles you recycle will save two pounds of carbon emissions

*Each pound of mixed municipal solid waste (MSW) that you recycle is not only a pound saved from many years in a landfill, but saves 2.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.



1 comment:

Lakelandmom said...

A resounding YES! In addition to your excellent points; It teaches alot about not being wasteful and not destroying the only earth we have. So long as we're not going about it the wrong way recycling definitely makes a difference. Example of 'wrong way': special, dedicated trips driving to drop-off items is pointless. Being smart and green about recycling is what makes the difference. Also, reusing or repurposing is also part of recycling, and the benefits there are 'in your face' obvious. Nice post, thanks.