6 Easy, Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Worldwatch Institute’s American Energy Report concluded; the energy use per dollar of gross national product (GNP) has decreased by 49% since 1970.  This shows a lot of progress, however, we still have a long way to go.  Our energy use per dollar of GNP is still almost twice that of other industrialized countries. A growing

Did You Know?: Battery Recycling

    Most batteries need chemicals to work. When disposed of improperly these can harm the environment and our health.  In fact they can even leach into groundwater and soil, causing serious problems. Some batteries contain heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium or nickel.  Beware of old batteries in your junk drawer; these may be

What happens to my computer when I recycle it?

Once the responsible recycling facility receives a computer, they will sort, grade and prepare it to be de-manufactured.  Next, the computer will be broken down into parts and separated by material.  Both glass and leaded glass can be recycled at this stage.  Plastic is shredded or baled and recycled at this stage.  Metals must be