***Derrick keeps saying he is going "green" he wants to recycle because he wants the cash to buy a pass to snow summit, so when this popped up i thought it would be fun to share with him what he is doing by recycyling :)
November 15, 2010
By Ingrid Fanini
Today is America Recycles Day! We are often reminded to recycle, but we may not always realize how important it really is. Here’s why:
–Each American uses an average of 100 gallons of water a day—enough to fill 1,600 drinking glasses.
–We throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
–Every year we make enough plastic film to shrink-wrap Texas.
–The average American throws out 61 lbs of tin cans every month.
–The junk mail Americans receive in one day could produce enough energy to heat 250,000 homes.
–Most cars on U.S. roads carry only one person. We have so much extra room in our 140 million cars that everyone in Western Europe could ride with us.
–Each year Americans throw away 25,000,000,000 Styrofoam cups, enough every year to circle the Earth 436 times.
What can we do about this? Things like remembering to turn off the faucet while brushing our teeth, carpooling, recycling our cups and cans, and putting in requests to stop receiving junk mail is a start. Remember, anything you can do will already help our planet, and no effort is too small.
Happy America Recycles Day. What will you do to help?
Recycling facts obtained from http://www.oberlin.edu/recycle/facts.html