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[GreenYes] Re: [Greenyes Digest] V2 #50
My understanding that CFCs are no longer used in styro production but butane is used instead it is an ozone ground level producing gas which is bad but not as bad as  the CFCs, any other thoughts/knowledge on this?

For glass my understanding is that recycling a ton of glass saves about 9 gallons of fuel oil. thus the kWH conversion is 379 kWh per ton at the point of use, at 30% system efficiency 114 kWh. or 114,000 watthours/ton or 56.4watt hours/pound. thus lighting an incandescent  bulb for one hour if the jar weighs a pound.? I guess 4 hours if the bulb is an 18W fluorescent.

A few of my favorites:

- --There are enough chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) embedded in a single styrofoam
cooler to destroy all the ozone over an area the size of 20 football fields.

- --Recycling a glass jar saves enough energy to light bulb for four hours.

Blair Pollock
Solid Waste Programs Manager
(919) 968-2788
fax: (919) 932-2900
PO Box 17177
Chapel Hill, NC 27516-7177

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