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Recycling

The Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity ReStore serves as a recycling/reclamation center for building materials. In addition, through the Cans for Homes program, you can recycle your aluminum cans at the ReStore and help Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity earn even more money for construction of affordable homes in Victoria. The ReStore allows usable supplies to be recycled into the community, preventing unnecessary dumping in the landfill.

Fun Facts about recycling:

Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. Did you know that:

  • 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
  • 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
  • 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
  • 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.

Some Interesting Facts

  • Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the trashcan could be recycled.
  • The unreleased energy contained in the average trashcan each year could power a television for 5,000 hours.
  • On average, 16% of the money you spend on a product pays for the packaging, which ultimately ends up as rubbish.
  • As much as 50% of waste in the average trashcan could be composted.
  • Up to 80% of a vehicle can be recycled.

(the above information courtesy of www.recycling-guide.org.uk)

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