Presentation on theme: "RECYCLE & REUSE Here is a bulletin board I had up in my building as a good educational board that would make people think about the choices they made when."— Presentation transcript:
RECYCLE & REUSE Here is a bulletin board I had up in my building as a good educational board that would make people think about the choices they made when using things and throwing things out. My school was also trying to expand their recycling program throughout the semester, so I piggybacked off their initiatives and created this board. Ray Josephs Resident Assistant Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY
The philosophy or practice of not creating or generating waste materials.
Facts and tips on reduction During the winter, you can save as much as 3% of the energy your furnace uses simply by lowering your thermostat one degree F (if it's set between 65 F and 72 F). 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. Purchase durable and long-lasting goods. Turn off the water faucet when brushing your teeth. This simple act can save 9 gallons of water every time you brush.
The use of a product or package at least twice, without changing its original form.
Facts and tips on reuse. If every household reused a paper grocery bag for one shopping trip, about 60,000 trees would be saved. Bring your grocery, produce bags back to the supermarket, and reuse them. Use the backside of paper to take notes and do scratch work. Turning empty jars into containers for leftover food. Purchasing refillable pens and pencils.
The separation, collection and recovery of useful materials for manufacture into new products or raw materials.
Facts and tips on recycling By recycling one ton (2,000 lbs.) of paper, we save: 17 trees; 6,953 gallons of water; 463 gallons of oil; 587 pounds of air pollution; 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,077 Kilowatt hours of energy. Recycled plastic is made into plastic lumber, clothing, flower pots, insulation for sleeping bags & ski jackets, car bumpers and more. Recycling one aluminum can saves enough electricity to run a TV for three hours. The steel from the more than 84% of appliances (39 million) recycled last year yielded enough steel to build about 160 football stadiums.
Every year, the United States generates approximately 230 million tons of "trash" Every year the U.S. fills enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from the earth, halfway to the moon. Each person creates about 4.6 pounds of trash per day.
The U.S. has 3,091 active landfills and over 10,000 old municipal landfills. Every year the U.S. fills enough garbage trucks to form a line that would stretch from the earth, halfway to the moon.