Recycling is important to the world. It has become a way of life for many people. By recycling, we don’t waste the resources that are in limited precious supply. Here are some cool facts according to http://www.recycling-revolution.com/recycling-facts.html.
*A used aluminum can is recycled and back on the grocery shelf as a new can, in as little as 60 days. That’s closed loop recycling at its finest!
*Used aluminum beverage cans are the most recycled item in the U.S., but other types of aluminum, such as siding, gutters, car components, storm window frames, and lawn furniture can also be recycled.
*Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for three hours — or the equivalent of a half a gallon of gasoline.
*More aluminum goes into beverage cans than any other product.
*Because so many of them are recycled, aluminum cans account for less than 1% of the total U.S. waste stream, according to EPA estimates.
*An aluminum can that is thrown away will still be a can 500 years from now!
*There is no limit to the amount of times an aluminum can be recycled.
*We use over 80,000,000,000 aluminum soda cans every year.
*At one time, aluminum was more valuable than gold!
*A 60-watt light bulb can be run for over a day on the amount of energy saved by recycling 1 pound of steel. In one year in the United States, the recycling of steel saves enough energy to heat and light 18,000,000 homes!
Recycling can also involve places like animal shelters, homeless shelters, and just about every church. When animals are unwanted, they get a new chance to be adopted (“recycled” back into a family). Homeless shelters offer important resources get help folks regroup and get back into the working world. Of all the recycling projects available, God’s recycling plan has the greatest impact on the world. God can take a life, open the eyes of understanding, and totally transform a hopeless sinner into a child of the One True King. With this amazing transformation folks devote their lives to be a living example of the power of Christ. Does everyone transform the same? Unfortunately no. Although the power of Holy Spirit can move mountains, each individual has to battle the will of God and the will of self in order to transform. The choice is ours each day. Do we choose to do what we want or do we choose to do what God wants us to do. The outcome is lifesaving and worth the effort. So choose to recycle items that come from the earth and choose to let God recycle your life since He’s the one who created you.