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Monday, July 11, 2016

Greetings Infomaniacs,

It is one of the easiest things to do, with the greatest impact, but so many of us are unwilling to do it; recycle.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value."

HINT: An American architect, systems theorist, author, designer and inventor who published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The United States makes up only 4 percent of the world's population, yet it is the number one producer of garbage. In 2006, Americans generated more than 250 million tons of garbage.

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Plastic bags are easier to recycle and require less energy to produce than paper bags.

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Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.

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Cigarette butts and filters take 12 years to biodegrade. An aluminum can takes between 200 to 500 years to biodegrade. Plastic diapers and sanitary pads take between 500-800 years. Styrofoam takes more than 5,000 years. And it would take a glass bottle 1 million years to biodegrade.

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Bones were one of the most recycled items before the twentieth century. Bones were often used for making buttons and gelatin, which was used in food processing, photography, and glue and paper making.

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Nearly 50 million tons of e-waste (electronic waste such as cell phones and computers) is created each year around the world. This is enough to fill a line of garbage trucks across half the globe.

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Over 70% of e-waste ends up in China, where much of it is recycled in family-run workshops. Their methods of recycling are often rudimentary and can create serious environmental contaminants and health risks.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value."

ANSWER: R. Buckminster Fuller

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