Reduce your impact

http://epa.gov/climatechange/basics/#difference
http://epa.gov/climatechange/basics/#difference

Forty-two percent of carbon pollution emissions in the U.S. are associated with the energy used to produce, process, transport, and dispose of the food we eat and the goods we use. In every one of these stages of the life cycle, we can reduce our impact.

Reduce, Recycle and Reuse people!!!!

Of course it’s always better to reduce waste first, use re-usable cups, plates, water bottles, electronic copies of magazines and newspapers, etc.  However, if use on non-reusable items are necessary, Recycle!

Recycled Product

# of Recylcled Items

Can Produce Enough Energy to Run

Air Conditioner (hours)

Hair Dryer (hours)

Laptop (hours)

60W Equiv CFL Bulb (hours)

Aluminum Can

10

1.7

1.7

51.9

199.5

Glass Bottle

10

0.7

0.7

20.9

80.2

Plastic Bottle

10

0.8

0.8

25.4

97.8

Weekly Magazine

10

0.1

0.1

2.8

10.8

Plastic Grocery Bag

10

0.1

0.1

3.4

13.1

EPA Waste Statistics:

  • 29 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions result from the provision of goods produced within the United States.
  • The provision of food contributes another 13 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Traditional “waste” management represents 1 to 5 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Find out what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint:

http://epa.gov/climatechange/climate-change-waste/

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