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Wesley Ledwell

on 27 April 2010

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RECYCLING did you know... you consume 120 pounds of natural resources, as well as throw away almost 3.5 pounds of trash, every day? alarming, isn't it? "so what can I do?" know what you can and can't recycle showers instead of baths create a compost heap and encourage neighbors to do the same REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE "Does it really work?" 5 percent: Fraction of the energy it takes to recycle aluminum versus mining and refining new aluminum 315 kg: Amount of carbon dioxide not released into the atmosphere each time a metric ton of glass is used to create new glass products 20 million: Tons of electronic waste thrown away each year. One ton of scrap from discarded computers contains more gold than can be produced from 17 tons of gold ore 79 million tons: Amount of waste material diverted away from disposal in 2005 through recycling and composting We waste so much aluminum that we will eventually be mining our landfills in order to get it back. the population has doubled, but our demand for water has tripled. <embed id=VideoPlayback src=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=5062151297284753897&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash> </embed>
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