Trash Talk March 21 – 25, 2011

March 21, 2011
Cate Smith, Director/Executive Chef

Water through your hands..

How much energy does it take to get clean water to you?

  • About 56 billion kilowatt-hours. Enough electricity to power more than 5 million homes.
  • AND, water facilities release approximately 116 billion pounds of CO2 per year (as much as 10 million cars).

Ways to reduce your water waste

  • Don’t let the faucet run – wasting 2 gallons per minute!
  • Fix leaks - a leaky faucet can waste 10 - 100 gallons a day.
  • Run the dishwasher when it’s FULL.
      • Hand washing uses more water than a fully loaded dishwasher.
      • Energy Star dishwasher can save 5,000 gallons of water over hand washing.

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