here is our first line of defense against the evildoers of the world. Even
babies have a way of crapping up the world if we let them.
Did you know it
takes five hundred years for one disposable diaper to decompose?
Tsk Tsk! There's
a lot of work to be done to change people's ways of doing things, as well
as changing the way we change babies, isn't there?
It doesn't take
much to do a lot ... either to be a crummy person or be an effective Crumb
Stoppers Secret Agent. You don't have a baby in your family?
of us generates about 4.4 pounds of waste per person per day; but recycling
and composting recovered 24 percent of our municipal solid waste in 1997.
That's around 49 million tons!!!
Recycling all of
your home's waste newsprint, cardboard, glass, and metal can reduce carbon
dioxide emissions by 850 pounds a year.
just one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television set for three
is estimated that 150 million computers will be discarded in the United
States alone, enough to fill a hole one acre in area and 3.5 miles deep.
And there are many
organizations, like TURN Community
Services, that can use your donation and recycle them.
Sunday, the United States wastes nearly 90% of the recyclable newspapers.
This wastes about 500,000 trees.
Every year, Americans
throw out 24 million tons of grass clippings, leaves, and other yard waste.