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The Single Most Important Thing to Recycle

The Single Most Important Thing to Recycle

Guess which electronic piece of equipment you can run for three hours
because of the energy savings of recycling just one aluminum can?

Answer: A computer or a television set!

Aluminum is the most abundant metal on Earth. It takes 95 percent less energy to make a new aluminum can from recycled aluminum cans.

The aluminum can you recycle today will be back as a new aluminum can in 60-90 days.

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12:00AM PDT on Sep 23, 2012

I know, and preach, that recycling aluminum cans can pay for our city's whole recycling program. In addition, recycling aluminum avoids all those corrosive by-products that producing aluminum from bauxite ore creates: remember the spills of corrosive fluids from aluminum plants within the last two years?

4:45PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

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12:35PM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

I have been recycling for years. I even helped set up a recycling program for a small, yet well known town in Texas, 25 years ago. It is so important for our planet to recycle. Styrofoam can be used as a packing material. I found that the ice cream cones I buy come in styrofoam packaging to protect from breakage and I break these down and use them as such. We could do this with styrofoam cups as well as long as we are stuck with this technology. I also recycle 80%+ of my household waste. I wish more people did as well. Lastly, we need viable ways in which to ways recycle electronics. Cords, batteries, light bulbs and more. I cannot fathom throwing those into the ground. TY for sharing this article.

1:36PM PST on Nov 20, 2011

If people don't recycle anything else, they recycle aluminum cans. =)

1:15AM PDT on Jul 29, 2011

thank you very much

12:53PM PDT on Jun 18, 2011

I remember asking my mother back in the early '60's why some of my relatives were throwing all their food scraps into a pile by the side of a shed. It was the first compost pile I had ever seen - and most likely the first one in the neighbourhood!

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Good reminders, thanks. Read your labels!

Thanks for sharing.

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