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From the September/October, 2008 Issue of The Environment Magazine...

STEEL - Recycled steel and iron use 74% less energy than iron and steel made from raw materials.

Aluminum - Recycling aluminum uses 96% less energy than extracting it from virgin ore.

Paper - Recycled paper saves 36% of the energy that pulping trees would require. It also requires less chemicals to make.

Plastic - Making plastic from recycled material reduces the energy used by 80%. I know in my area, you can recycle almost any plastic. They take #1 - #6 and there is no sorting required.

Recycle Everything - No excuses.


Posted: 11/15/2008 8:37:00 AM by Ryan Miller | with 0 comments
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