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How does recycling impact global climate change?

Climate change is a popular topic these days. But, what exactly is climate change, and how do our actions impact it?

Climate change is an increase in global temperatures and change in rainfall patterns, snow and ice cover, and sea level due to increased amounts of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere.  Industrial processes (such as the production of cement, steel, and aluminum), agriculture, forestry, waste management, and other human activities are major sources of GHG emissions.

This means that your source reduction, recycling and pollution prevention efforts are an important part of reducing or eliminating GHG emissions!

Check out these websites:

www.epa.gov/rcc
www.federalelectronicschallenge.net/resources/bencalc.htm
www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/waste/tools.html

Links to local Recycling Resources

www.chippewanaturecenter.org
www.becreative360.org
www.michiganrecycles.org


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