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Recycle, Reuse and Reduce – A Quiz For Families Who Want to Recycle Cans


Recycle, Reuse and Reduce – A Quiz For Families Who Want to Recycle Cans

Does you family recycle aluminum cans? Do they do it to get a little extra cash or because it is the responsible thing to do? How much do they, and you, know about what happens to the can after the soda is gone? Here is a quick true and false quiz on recycling. It will only take 2 or 3 minutes to find out what you know and what you need to know about the importance of families recycling.

Circle the answer for each of the 6 questions. Now test the other members of the family.

1. In the time it takes you to read this question, 50,000 12-ounce aluminum cans are made.

                  True or False

2. When you recycle one aluminum can you save enough energy to equal a half gallon of gasoline?

                  True or False

3. There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled.

                  True or False

4. We use over 80,000,000,000 (billion!) cans a year.

                  True or False

5. At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold.

                  True or False

6. More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.

                  True or False

Surprise! All of the answers are true.

Did you know that for every $10 spent buying things $1 or 10% goes for packaging that is thrown away. Packaging, and that includes aluminum cans, represents 65% of household trash. Wow. What a waste of money and resources. We can do better than that.

Our family is making a special effort to Recycle, Reuse and Reduce. Will you join us in helping to protecting our earth and natural resources? Maybe your family could put up a special box to save aluminum cans for the recycling center.

(c) Judy H. Wright http://www.ArtichokePress.com You have permission to reprint this article in your blog, ezine or offline magazine as long as you keep the content and contact information intact. Thank You.

Artichoke Press is the home site of Judy H. Wright, family relationship coach and author. If your organization would like to schedule Auntie Artichoke, the storytelling trainer, for a workshop please call 406.549.9813.

You are also invited to visit our blog at http://www.AskAuntieArtichoke.com for answers and suggestions which will enhance your relationships. You will also find a full listing of free tele-classes and radio shows held each Thursday just for you.

Thanks for joining our community of caring parents, family members,coaches, teachers and mentors who want to help raise a generation of responsible adults.

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Everything Can Be Recycled, Even Wood?

A week ago, Daphne, my little step-sister came to me and said that her teacher taught them that carpet could be recycled.

– No it can not be recycled, I replied rapidly . It might be possible to use it again, but surely impossible to recycle it.

She kept on arguing with me and even told me that carpet recyclers had their own association in America. I decided to go online and searched for it. As it appear, the little girl was incredibly right. An organisation of carpet recyclers exist in USA. Also there was even a construction waste recycler in my area that handle such items. I found out Recyconstruction and Recymobililer in my area : they provide recycling services for all  appliances, furniture, electronic waste and construction waste. I spoke to an environment specialist, Keith, and he explained to me about all the things that are recyclable as of now.

– Carpet is recycled for the plastic it contains, it could either end up transformed to a new carpet or anything else that is made with plastic.
– Wood waste are transported to an electric producer, who use it to generate power. It is a smoke-less fermentation process that do no impact on global warming.
– Drywall are going through some machines and transformed into powder, paper and paint are removed, and the remaining gypsum will either serve as fertilizer or be used to build new drywall.

And the same happens to each type of material. It is incredibly great to realize that we are at that point. To people expecting to make money by selling their old shelves or carpet, I would like to add that there is a fee to recycle those items.

– We used to be exclusively in the business of electronic waste recycling a ago. However, since at one point we were only recycling the items that we were accepting because it was not worth to sell it,  we had to put a recycling fee to some material that cost more to recycle than to toss away. Since we realized that people want to make a difference for the earth and were were OK with paying a little fee to cover the handling of the material, we decided to add more recycling services that couldn’t be sustainable by themselves to give an alternative choice to landfill.

– Fortunately, the service received a tremendous feedback, as it came to the market when people and businesses realized about our footprint on the planet, personally or on a global level. Businesses and building managers are more than aware of the green movement, reason why more and more building owners are competing to become LEED certified.

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A Quiz For Families Who Want to Recycle Cans


A Quiz For Families Who Want to Recycle Cans

Does you family recycle aluminum cans? Do they do it to get a little extra cash or because it is the responsible thing to do? How much do they, and you, know about what happens to the can after the soda is gone? Here is a quick true and false quiz on recycling. It will only take 2 or 3 minutes to find out what you know and what you need to know about the importance of families recycling.

Circle the answer for each of the 6 questions. Now test the other members of the family.

1. In the time it takes you to read this question, 50,000 12-ounce aluminum cans are made.

                  True or False

2. When you recycle one aluminum can you save enough energy to equal a half gallon of gasoline?

                  True or False

3. There is no limit to the amount of times aluminum can be recycled.

                  True or False

4. We use over 80,000,000,000 (billion!) cans a year.

                  True or False

5. At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold.

                  True or False

6. More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.

                  True or False

Surprise! All of the answers are true.

Did you know that for every $10 spent buying things $1 or 10% goes for packaging that is thrown away. Packaging, and that includes aluminum cans, represents 65% of household trash. Wow. What a waste of money and resources. We can do better than that.

Our family is making a special effort to Recycle, Reuse and Reduce. Will you join us in helping to protecting our earth and natural resources? Maybe your family could put up a special box to save aluminum cans for the recycling center.

(c) Judy H. Wright http://www.ArtichokePress.com You have permission to reprint this article in your blog, ezine or offline magazine as long as you keep the content and contact information intact. Thank You.

Artichoke Press is the home site of Judy H. Wright, family relationship coach and author. If your organization would like to schedule Auntie Artichoke, the storytelling trainer, for a workshop please call 406.549.9813.

You are also invited to visit our blog at http://www.AskAuntieArtichoke.com for answers and suggestions which will enhance your relationships. You will also find a full listing of free tele-classes and radio shows held each Thursday just for you.

Thanks for joining our community of caring parents, family members,coaches, teachers and mentors who want to help raise a generation of responsible adults.

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The Devastating Effects of Toxic Home Cleaning Supplies

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Green Earth Products

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