Thursday, September 25, 2008

Energy Independence and recycling

Reliable Recycling in Frederick Maryland

Aluminium is refined from Aluminium *ore*, it's called Bauxite.

How does one get Aluminium from Bauxite?

It takes electricity... LOTS of electricity.

So much so that the very first Aluminium processing plant was built right next door to the very first Electric Power Generating Plant - Thomas Edison built the first electric power plant at the dam at Niagra Falls.

Most electric plants in the US are coal fired electric generating plants!

A rather large carbon footprint!

So what's that got to do with the current engergy crisis (and the economic crisis/ mortage crisis/ banking crisis / they're all related)

Save scrap aluminium and there's more oil/ water power/ coal power to go around.

Recycling in Frederick Md

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