Government Reports

The STUFF we buy has a huge carbon footprint that often is overlooked. Check out this report put out by the EPA.

…to sum it up…29% of US green house gas emissions are from our STUFF(extraction or harvest of materials, production, transport of goods, provision of services, and disposal). Buying used things from a thrift store or a creative reuse center can help save the world. LET’S ALL COMMIT TO BUY USED STUFF WHENEVER POSSIBLE! Switching to LED’s, energy efficient appliances, and energy efficient cars are some important exceptions!

Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
through Materials and Land Management Practices

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
September 2009

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