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The most recycled item of 2009

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Earth911.com, provider of the nation’s leading Local Recycling and Disposal Directory, just released the results of its 2009 Annual Recycling Report, and it turns out that electronics such as computers, batteries and televisions are leading the way when it comes to recycling.

According to Earth911, the top 10 products consumers looked to recycle in 2009 using Earth911’s Database were:

  1. Computers
  2. Batteries
  3. Televisions
  4. Paint
  5. Aluminum Cans
  6. Used Motor Oil
  7. CFLs
  8. Glass
  9. Fluorescent Lamps
  10. Christmas Trees

Below is a pie chart of the top recycling categories in order of importance to consumers who use Earth911...
Other key stuff from the report:
  • Recycling searches grew by 12% in 2009 versus 2008, averaging almost 7,000 daily inquiries.
  • California & Texas searched the most for recycling information on Earth911.com.
  • Money is the top factor preventing people from being more “green.”

View the entire report (pdf).
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Don't know if my last laptop was recycled or not. The guy that broke in and stole it never bothered with a follow up note.  
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That's funny. My car was broken into in NOV and the idiots took my cell phone. My first thought was "Damn all my texts are gone" but my second thought was, "I bet he/she doesn't recycle it!" What's really weird is they actually found it. The guy who broke into my car stole my cell, my friend's laptop, and some other stuff, and the police actually found the guy and the stuff. They said that only happens like once in a blue moon. However, now the cops won't give me my phone yet because it's still evidence for the case. Bleh.
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Don't know if my last laptop was recycled or not. The guy that broke in and stole it never bothered with a follow up note.  
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