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April 2014

Auto Recycling Glossary


[toggle style="toggle_box" status="closed" title="Automotive Recycling"] [p]The efficient, ecological disposal of inoperable motor vehicles and reclaiming reusable parts and components. C.A.R.[/p] [/toggle] [toggle status="closed" title="Certified Automotive Recycler"] [p]A designation awarded by ARA to recyclers who meet a set of standards for general business practices, and environmental and safety issues.[/p] [/toggle] [toggle status="closed" title="Car Salvage Value"] [p]The [...]

Auto Recycling Glossary2014-05-30T00:59:53-05:00

Recycling In General


Overall, Americans recovered 34% of waste generated in 2009. That means we threw away 161 million tons of material, which amounts to about three pounds of garbage per person per day. There were about 9,000 curbside recycling programs in the United States in 2009. In 2009, Americans recycled 82 million tons of materials. The resulting [...]

Recycling In General2014-05-30T00:59:54-05:00

Aluminum Recycling Interesting Facts


Discovered in the 1820s, aluminum is the most abundant metal on earth. Over 50 percent of the aluminum cans produced are recycled. A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. Aluminum is a durable and sustainable metal: two-thirds of the aluminum [...]

Aluminum Recycling Interesting Facts2018-11-13T12:33:07-06:00

March 2014

5 Tips for Teaching Your Children to go Green


This post is sponsored by Direct Energy, but my support for their green efforts is all my own! Teaching Your Children to go Green 1. Turn off the lights!  I’ll never forget how my dad taught me to turn off the lights when I was growing up. He would make sure I was totally involved in some [...]

5 Tips for Teaching Your Children to go Green2014-05-30T00:59:55-05:00

February 2014

Happy National Tin Can Day!


As you know, there are various awareness campaigns throughout the year – everything from National Zero Waste Week (hurrah) to Vegan week to Aids awareness days. But did you know that February 19th is National Tin Can Day? It might seem a little silly to have a day in praise of the tin can, but look at [...]

Happy National Tin Can Day!2014-05-30T00:59:55-05:00