Wednesday, March 26, 2008

12 hours in 12 mins

One of the things that saves energy, and greenhouse gases, is recycling. For aluminium cans, the energy required to make one from scratch is 20 times the energy used to recycle one. So recycling aluminium is a 95% energy saving.

So today i picked up any aluminium cans i found on my walk - which was 4. The energy saving for 1 can is equivalent to 3 hours of TV use. So my little collection saved the equivalent energy of 12 hours of TV-watching.

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