Ways to Save the Planet Did you know?
There are 24 eco-friendly choices you can make in this category.
|Carpooling with friends and co-workers saves 790 lbs. of carbon dioxide and hundreds of dollars per year in fuel costs.|
|Turning your heater thermostat down just two degrees in winter and up two degrees in the summer will save 2000 lbs of carbon dioxide and $98 per year!|
|By keeping your water heater insulated could save 1,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide and $40 per year.|
|...when compared with using virgin materials, in manufacturing products and disposing wastes.|
|Reducing emissions from energy consumption. Manufacturing goods from recycled materials requires less energy than producing goods from virgin materials. When less energy is needed, fewer fossil fuels are burned and less carbon dioxide is emitted to the a|
|21% of all discarded plastic bottles were recycled|
|44% ends up as second-hand clothing (typically sold to third world countries), 20% is used to make wiping and polishing cloths, and the rest is used to make other fiber products.|
|Each American disposes about 35 pounds of old clothing and other textiles each year. 10 pounds per person is recycled.|
|58% of all steel cans were recycled, 84% of all discarded appliances were recycled, and 95% of all junk automobiles were recycled.|
|This means that each adult will leave a legacy of as much as 100,000 pounds of trash for his or her children.|
|71% of old newspapers were recycled; 75% of old corrugated boxes were recycled; and 41% of all office paper was recycled.|