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Recycling and Reusing Recycling and Reusing Shannon M. Turpyn Axia College
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Recycling and Reusing ABSTRACT Energy conservation is important in daily living especially in today’s economical situations. The more efforts that we take to conserve the lower our energy costs will be resulting in less depletion of non-renewable energy resources. Also, the more energy that we use the more pollutants we are releasing into the Earth. There are also limited amounts of non-renewable energy resources, by conserving energy we are prolonging the non-renewable resources for future use.
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Recycling and Reusing Recycling and Reusing There are many contributors to the consumption of energy, but what is the definition of energy conservation? Energy conservation is the practice of decreasing the quantity of energy used while achieving a similar outcome of end use. Energy conservation is a reduction or elimination of unnecessary use. Energy conservation is important because most of our energy sources are non-renewable and slowly depleting. Through efficient energy use, energy consumption is decreased which results in energy conservation. Energy conservation may result in the increase of financial gain, environmental value and personal security. People who are direct consumers of energy may want to conserve energy t o reduce energy costs and promote economic security in these tough economic times. With the growth of the population energy consumption continues to rise. One of the largest contributors to energy consumption is transportation; the private automobile is an enormously wasteful method for moving people (Newton 2003). The energy needed to move a single individual on average is about 1/3 on a bus compared to a car (Newton 2003). Another loss of energy is in modern day construction, a lack of proper insulation in houses and building is a contributor to energy loss. Proper insulation of floors, ceilings and walls can save up to 80% in heating and cooling costs (Newton 2003). Another way home and business owners are losing on energy savings is old inefficient appliances. By modifying and upgrading a large difference can be seen in heating bills. Another mistake made is electronic gadgets, the convience that these items give do make life easier however, drain electricity and are not eco friendly. Sometimes the old fashioned way is better not only for the environment but gives the body needed exercise. Lack of recycling is one of the largest contributors to energy loss. The equipment used in the recycling process consumes a great deal of energy (fossil fuels) and emits a large amount of pollution in to the atmosphere.
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Recycling and Reusing Non-living factors that add to or are affected by energy consumption are the sunlight, temperature, the earth’s soil, precipitation and water. The sunlight and temperature are both
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