Go GREEN this Spring March 22 2017
One of these days, Montana is going to decide it's time for spring; and when it does, let's make a conscious effort to help our mother earth flourish and thrive by remembering the little things that make a BIG difference.
Recycling is a simple and easy way to be green. Create an alternative waste basket for cans, paper and glass. So much of what we use can be salvaged and made new again! Here are a few tidbits about recycling that might help you remember to reduce, reuse and recycle!
- Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.
- In less than 15 years, worldwide waste is expected to double. (World Watch Institute)
- It requires 95% less energy and water to recycle a can than it does to create a can from virgin materials.
- Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
- Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.
- Glass can be recycled and re-manufactured an infinite amount of times and never wear out.
- Making glass from recycled material cuts related water pollution by 50%
- Recycling 1 ton of cardboard saves 46 gallons of oil.
- Nearly 80% of all retailers and grocers recycle their cardboard. (The Green Light loves recycling)
- Almost half of the food in the U.S. goes to waste - approximately 3,000 pounds per second.
The Green Light's focus is to provide you with sustainable and well-made products that are made to last. Many of the items we carry are made using salvaged treasures. Otra Vez (meaning "another time") is a women-run group in seattle who uses recycled scrap metals to make stunning jewelry. Re-Create uses previously worn shirts and sweaters to make new skirts, pants, t shirts and sweatshirts. (These are seriously too cute!) Blue Q is an incredible group of individuals who craft and assemble coin purses, bags, pencil cases and much more, woven with 95% recycled materials.
These are just a few of the many who have gone green. Let's be gentile with the earth that carries us. If we don't, who will?
- Amazing facts found at : http://www.recycleacrossamerica.org/recycling-facts