Monday, December 10, 2007

#20 - Set up a recycling system in my home

I can finally do recycling again!  My apt complex didn't offer this so I haven't done it in almost two years!  Last week I set up all my utilities for the new house and I made sure to enroll in recycling!  Starting Dec 14th I will once again be doing my part to GO GREEN and help out the Earth!  8)

 Recycling Facts & Figures

  • In 1999, recycling and composting activities prevented about 64 million tons of material from ending up in landfills and incinerators. Today, this country recycles 32 percent of its waste, a rate that has almost doubled during the past 15 years.

  • While recycling has grown in general, recycling of specific materials has grown even more drastically: 50 percent of all paper, 34 percent of all plastic soft drink bottles, 45 percent of all aluminum beer and soft drink cans, 63 percent of all steel packaging, and 67 percent of all major appliances are now recycled.

  • Twenty years ago, only one curbside recycling program existed in the United States, which collected several materials at the curb. By 2005, almost 9,000 curbside programs had sprouted up across the nation. As of 2005, about 500 materials recovery facilities had been established to process the collected materials.

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