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I recently attended a tour at Glacier Recycling in Auburn through ABC Associated Builders and Contractors, Green Council. I have to say even though this event sounded like it was going to be boring, it was actually interesting so I decided to write a little something about recycling.
Let’s start with, what is recycling? Recycling is the process of making or manufacturing new products from a product that has originally served its purpose. If these used products are disposed of in an appropriate, environmentally friendly way, that my friend is what you call recycling.
A large amount of people are starting to realize how important recycling is, however, there are many that remain unaware or simply think it is too much of a bother to take the time. They believe the trend is growing, however and that proactive individuals and alternative energy companies are starting to step up in a big way. Here are some eye opening facts.
Recycling Statistics in the US
* 82 million tons of materials are recycled in the United States.
* 53.4 % of all paper products are being recycled. Technocom only uses recycled paper!
* There is about 100% increase in the total recycling in the United States during the past decade.
* Each person produces 4.6 lbs. of trash per day in the United States.
* United States recycles about 32% of its waste today. Come on people, I know we can do better than this.
Interesting metal recycling facts
* Recycling steel and tin cans saves 74 percent of the energy used to make them.
* Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet.
* Americans throw out enough iron and steel to continuously supply all the auto makers in the entire nation. Interesting….do I really need to say what everyone is thinking??
* A steel mill using recycled scrap reduces water pollution, air pollution, and mining waste by about 70 percent.
* When you throw away an aluminum can you waste as much energy as if you’d filled the can half full of gasoline and poured it into the ground.
* Americans use 100 million tin and steel cans each day.
* Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a 100 watt light bulb for 20 hours, a computer for 3 hours, and a TV for 2 hours.
I know most of this information is about general recycling. I also wanted to focus some attention to copper recycling because well, that is one of the materials Technocom is responsible for recycling when we do a demo of cable. Did you know that scrap consumption over the past 20 years has provided between 44 and 54.7% of the total copper consumed in the U.S. To learn more about copper, copper recycling and all other copper facts check out www.copper.org.
Some other interesting websites on recycling:
Visit out Facebook Page to see all of the pictures I took during our Glacier Recycle tour. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wilsonville-OR/Technocom-Inc/57090862390?ref=ts
Remember…..…reduce, reuse and RECYCLE!
I want to give a HUGE thanks to your Tech for doing fantastic work on the switch cabling-our telco room finally looks correct, and the cabling is perfect!
Friday, June 12, 2009, we were very pleased to see that the Portland Business Journal recognized that Technocom has come up with a great product that can help businesses and individuals alike. Front page of the Journal, no less!! If you haven’t checked out UGuardU yet, go to our website and see for yourself what all the buzz is about. You can also see the article at www.portland.bizjournals.com.
There’s more exciting news for UGuardU. I was in the office the other day and saw the newest camera available for UGuardU. It is a very small camera with an amazingly good picture. The price is incredible. It is only $199!
What came to my mind first was that it was the price of a fairly good cell phone and the monthly rate is far less at as low as $10 a month. What this meant to me was that it is affordable to almost anyone.
Where else can you spend $10 a month and literally see a return on your investment?
Check out our website www.UGuardU.com and get your imagination working. How can this be applied to your life? Do you want to keep an eye on your business, your dog, your vacation home? Wouldn’t it be cool to be the first of your friends to have this new technology? Go ahead, show off a little!
Being two places at once is not the future……..it’s now!!!