Friday, June 19, 2009

A Reason to Recycle

For people skeptical of recycling, here's a message from an expert:

"There's a link between recycling and climate change. Everything that goes in a landfill is creating methane," says Julie Walsh, assistant director of the Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC).

After carbon dioxide, methane is the greenhouse gas that has the highest impact on global warming. So when you choose to recycle, you know that diverting those materials from a landfill will help reduce global warming. Of course, it's always best to reduce your garbage.

"Recycling is good, but waste prevention is even better," Walsh noted.

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1 comment:

TheGreen Lady said...

Maybe we need to start charging to dispose of garbage that could have been recycled. That would get people's attention. Methane in our atmosphere is certainly a huge problem that is only now coming to light.
Great post
The Green Lady