Did you know?
· It takes about a gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge?
· In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges per year are discarded in our landfills?
· A cartridge can take 450 - 1000 years to decompose.
· In one year, if the world's discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times!
Lesson: Recycle your ink cartridges!
A fellow efficiency blogger put together a really nice table and description of the "Cash for Caulkers" aka Home Star bill which was recently passed in the house last month. I wanted to go a step further for all the desert rats still here in the summer and compare our local utility incentives from APS and SRP to Home Star, AKA Cash for Caulkers. As of this posting, SRP has not released their version of Home Performance with Energy Star but it is expected to come out by August 2010. As you can see from the table, Home Star will have very significant rebates available sometimes 4 times the amount of our current utility rebates. Home Star is part of the stimulus package that aims to create new jobs in the renewable and energy efficiency sectors.
The bill provisions $6 billion for energy-efficient or “green” retrofits. It is expected to fund renovations for 3 million families, create 168,000 new jobs and save consumers $9.2 billion on energy bills over the next 10 years. Enjoy!
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