Once a year, the San Juan Lions Club wishes to thank all the citizens who are making our Aluminum can collection program, ROAR (Reach Out And Recycle), a success; This project is a win, win, win project. It helps preserve our environment, it provides money for Lions’ community projects, and it saves the tax payers dump and hauling costs.
Some interesting facts on aluminum cans and recycling:
1.For every six-pack of beer or soda not recycled, the energy equivalent of one beverage can full of gasoline is squandered.
2.Aluminum can recycling saves 95 percent of the energy needed to make aluminum from bauxite ore.
3.The making of cans from recycled aluminum cuts related air pollution by nearly 95%.
4.The recycling process of aluminum does not produce the chemical sulfur dioxide, which creates acid rain, while the natural production of aluminum cans produces sulfur dioxide.
5.Replacing one wasted can requires about 0.5 kWh of electricity: enough to light a 100-watt bulb for 5 hours, or to power an average laptop computer for 11 hours.
Special thanks to the Senior Center, King Fitch & the Town of Friday Harbor Council, San Juan County Officials and Consignment Treasures for allowing us to place our collection bins at the Food Bank, the Dump and Consignment Treasures. The Lions are also accepting other types of aluminum at Consignment Treasures.
Please encourage your friends and neighbors to help our environment by recycling aluminum cans.