Sunday, October 5, 2008
Recycling aluminum results in 95% less air pollution and 97% less water pollution than producing aluminum from natural resources.
Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy that would be required to mine bauxite ore and extract alumina; the raw materials needed to manufacture aluminum.
For each pound of aluminum recycled, you eliminate the need to mine four pounds of bauxite ore.
Recycling 1 ton of aluminum saves the equivalent in energy of 2,350 gallons of gasoline. This is equivalent to the amount of electricity used by the typical home over a period of 10 years.
One recycled aluminum can saves enough electricity to operate a TV for 3 hours.
Using recycled aluminum beverage cans to produce new cans allows the aluminum can industry to make up to 20 times more cans for the same amount of energy.
Americans discard enough aluminum to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet every 3 months.
The aluminum beverage can returns to the grocer's shelf as a new, filled can in as little as 90 days after collection, re-melting, rolling, manufacturing and distribution. Consumers could purchase the same recycled aluminum can from a grocer's shelf every 13 weeks or 4 times a year.
It's estimated that since 1972 some 13 million tons of aluminum cans have been recycled in the U.S. These 534.7 billion aluminum cans placed end-to end could stretch to the moon some 170 times.
The average American family recycles 150 six packs of aluminum cans a year.
Used aluminum cans are melted down into ingots that can weigh as much as 30,000 tons. That's enough aluminum to make 1.6 million cans.
When introduced in the early 1960's, 1,000 aluminum beverage cans weighed about 55 lbs. Today, through improved design, 1,000 aluminum beverage cans weigh less than 35 lbs. This is a significant reduction in raw material use and in waste to be recycled.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), aluminum cans represent less than 1% of the nation's solid waste stream.
Recycling has created an estimated 30,000 jobs since 1970. In 1985, an estimated 2 million aluminum can collectors earned over 200 million dollars for their recycling efforts.
To make a ton of aluminum from raw materials, we have to treat and dispose of 3,290 lbs. of red mud, 2,900 lbs. of carbon dioxide, 81 lbs. of air pollutants and 789 lbs. of solid wastes.
- Asparagus and Rhubarb are the only two that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year.
- Strawberries is the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside.
- Lettuce is the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, cooked, or in any other form but fresh.
- Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.
- Though hazardous if smoked, tobacco leaves contain a number of nutritional substances that can sustain life for a time if no other food is available.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The 37-year-old transsexual Brian Alliban later admitted he had forgotten to cross his legs. The female jury member was disturbed by the fact the the guy also was not wearing any underwear. So she decided to write a memo to the judge to inform him she was not able to pay attention.
The judge paused the session and ordered court police to take Mr. Alliban out of the courtroom.
Brian Alliban, who calls himself Naomi, is scheduled to undergo a sex change operation. ” I am on my way to becoming a woman, but sometimes I am having trouble with my underwear. I was wearing a checkered mini skirt and I didn’t really sit as a woman is supposed to sit. Also the public stage is somewhat higher then the court area. This made people easily look under my skirt,” Alliban later said.
After the short interruption the trial proceeded as planned.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
first the ticketing was having a lag system, leaving my tickets could not be printed out..
then it came the overlapping seat problem..luckily, it has been solve quickly by the cinema staff..
The movie..hurmm..it was not as our prediction at all..boring and typical story telling..
I'm not suggesting to all of you guys..any comment?
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Obviously i dunno wut to expect but i'll cross my fingers
that Malaysia will perform better from the last match..
Unfortunately, there's only a delayed broadcast on Astro
sport channel tomorrow..so millions of football fans
would be able to experience it live today..dammit