Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

According to the Memphis Buisness Journal...
A survey conducted two days before Earth Day indicated that many Americans are reluctant to institute recycling measures, such as limiting the number of times they flush their toilets.

The survey by MSN of Redmond, Wash., indicated that almost 70 percent of those surveyed said they wouldn’t limit their toilet flushing to conserve water, or compost kitchen waste.

Other survey highlights:
* About 20 percent of people don’t have access to a local recycling service;

* About one-third said it would take either a tax credit or $1 million for them to recycle or compost all of their waste;

* To reduce their carbon footprint, 49 percent said they would give up air conditioning for a summer or become a vegetarian for a year.

“Although half of respondents say they recycle everything possible, the rest of American needs some convincing, or some help,” according to MSN, in a statement.

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