Monday, March 14, 2011
Green Tip 13: Do We Still Need Reminding, really?
It seems like one of those tips that never get old and that you just can't stress enough ...
RECYCLE ALUMINUM AND GLASS
Twenty recycled aluminium cans can be made with the energy it takes to manufacture one brand new one.
Every ton of glass recycled saves the equivalent of nine gallons of fuel oil needed to make glass from virgin materials.
It's really a no-brainer and most people I know do recycle these days. If your office doesn't recycle then I suggest you urge them to do so. Yes, I'm a geek and I have gone as far as bringing my own recycling waste home to ensure that it does get to the recycling bins.
Why it is SO important:
Conservation alone is perhaps the biggest and most important reason. Reusing the materials we have already extracted from the earth is better then extracting new raw materials and destroying even more natural resources just to satisfy our wants.
It also saves energy because it takes less energy to recycle materials then it does to extract new ones from the earth. This would also reduce pollution, you know, that dirty air that we frequently breath in every day ... yeah, that pollution.
Recycling more will help to reduce landfill waste, which is extremely important seeing as how we are already at the point of making islands out of the garbage already out there. Gross!