Saturday, June 23, 2007

Rest, Relaxation and Recycling

It may be the tinge of green running throught the government now, but I found myself mildly amazed by some of the figures on recycling that I read last night. These figures are somewhat vague in terms of how they calculate them, but interesting none the less.

1. The energy saved from recycling a glass blottle rather than making a new one can run a 100watt lightbulb for 4 hrs.

2. Recycling 15 two litre plastic bottles can be used to make 1sq foot of carpet, an XL t-shirt AND filliing for a ski jacket.

3. For every kg of paper recycled, if turned into newpaper it would save 1 kg of green house gasses.

4. Each tonne of paper recycled saves 17 trees, those 17 trees can absord 250 pounds of CO2 from the air.

5. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hrs. !00 million aluminium cans are sold in Ireland every year.

Very interseting food for thought, and if I hear the term Carbon footprint ONE MORE TIME....I will go crazy


jedimasterbooboo said...

Carbon Footprint.

Champagne said...

you forgot 700 cups can be recycled into 700 pencils.... Fact

Matt said...

recycling is so easy and so facilitated these days everyone should do it, theres no excuse, everyone should be made sit down and watch an inconvienient ruth and it will change their outlook. hopefully the greens will be able to sway some influence in government.... cause its not like fianna fail give a shit