Friday, November 07, 2008

Do U Know?

This is a continuation of our regular series blog posting of a “Did U Know” message to help us all be a little more knowledgeable about the environment and sustainability in our communities.

How many tons of waste materials were diverted away from disposal in 2005 through recycling and composting?
A: 79 million tons B: 20 million tons C: 15 million tons D: 7 million tons

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Did you know that? – answer to the Sustainability quiz:
Answer: A - 79 million tons - Recycling a ton of waste has twice the economic impact of burying it in the ground. The global recycling industry today employs more than 1.5 million people and is valued at $160 billion.

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