Want to learn more about the recycling industry? Living Green Technology has got you covered! We scour the internet for the latest and greatest in easy-to-read recycling infographics. Keep reading for our monthly roundup!
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to bust your budget to make your home eco-friendly. In fact, you can save a significant amount of water and energy by making just a few inexpensive and green design choices such as adding insulation to your loft, walls and floors, replacing old light bulbs with newer, energy-efficient models or choosing a low-flow shower head for your bathroom. For more such useful tips on how you can reduce your impact on the environment and save money while at it, check out the latest infographic from the Roofing Outlet.
Firestone Tires created a great infographic about a consumer survey they sent out, which had some very interesting data on what consumers think are the hardest things to recycle (Spoiler alert: Tires are one of them), and the relevant programs that exist that you may not know about.
Here is a great recycling infographic on what processes are used to actually break down materials (paper, plastic, glass, and metals) into usable components for new products. It’s an excellent primer in Recycling 101. H/T AtlantaDowntown.com
Additionally, this infographic provides an excellent overview of the electronics recycling movement and industry. There are some crazy facts in this one, including things like “Recycling 1 million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by 3,657 U.S. homes in a year”. H/T WasteCapne.org