"Re-Re-Re-Green", Recycling Efficiency
by Don Ames
It’s a matter of saving energy and it’s a matter of saving mother earth. Do one and you end up doing the other. Saving energy and saving the earth are in the same family, I would go so far as to say kissing cousins. Let’s look at the re-re-re part. How about recycle or reuse? Have you visited your local garbage dump lately? The landfill has become a land mountain. Remember, everthing we put in a land mountain took energy to make in the first place.
How about restore, repair, refit? Remember the stories grandparents use to tell about hand-me-down clothes. When was the last time you wore a pair of pants with a patch over the knee? Come-to-think-of-it, when was the last time you wore a pair of pants with a hole in the knee and you felt right in style and you paid more for the ‘holy’ pair then you would have paid for pants without the hole.
Regenerate – There is a possibility that we can use spent nuclear rods in newly designed nuclear plants to generate electricity. Sounds like a good use for all the thousands of tons of spent nuclear rods we have sitting at all our nuclear plants.
Remind – maybe it’s a little like living with Ed, if we walk-the-walk others will notice and join in.