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Recycling Benefits

 

RECYCLING SAVES ENERGY
 
Recycling saves impressive amounts of energy which, in turn, reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling Reduces Greenhouse Gas​ Energy Equivalent of​
1 Car 8,811 lbs.​ 502 Gallons of Gasoline​
​1 Refrigerator 566 lbs.​ 36 Gallons of Gasoline​​
1 Computer & CRT Monitor​ ​404 lbs. 27 Gallons of Gasoline​​
​1 Washing Machine ​397 lbs. ​24 Gallons of Gasoline​
​4 Tires ​323 lbs. 18 Gallons of Gasoline​​
​1 Television ​81 lbs. 8 Gallons of Gasoline​​
​10 lbs. of Aluminum Cans ​16 lbs. 7 Gallons of Gasoline​​
​10 lbs. of Corrugated Boxes ​40 lbs. 2 Gallons of Gasoline​​

 

 

* Source:  U.S. EPA Durable Goods Calculator, WARM Calculator

http://epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/waste/tools.html