Have you ever heard of the term, Miscellaneous Energy Load (MELs)? This term basically sums up the energy used to power our non-stop running electronics.

Think about it…take a look around your house and determine what electronics you have plugged in all day every day?

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Television(s)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Lamps
  • Alarm clock

I’m sure there are several others on the list that I haven’t even considered. Unfortunately, in America we use more unnecessary energy than any other nation. This problem is getting progressively worse. Within the past two years the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranked our country 49 out of 132. Can the U.S. possibly catch up with other energy savvy nations?

The Huffington Post recently posted an article listing five tactics we as a nation can use to help cut back on energy use as well as how we can create renewable energy. Follow the link to read the article, Renewable Resources: We Sorely Need To Develop a Culture that Embraces Them.

In the mean time, what can you do at home to help cut back on your energy use?

Could you unplug that lamp that rarely gets used?

Or that television you only watch in the evening?

At Upstate Metal Recycling we take great pride in taking your collected scrap metal to help avoid your recyclable waste ending up in a landfill. If you’re interested in recycling your own scrap, bring it to Upstate! We’ll recycle your scrap while giving you the best price in exchange! Upstate Metal Recycling will take your car batteries, steel, aluminum, brass, copper, electric wire, cars, shingles, etc. You can even ‘Like’ them on Facebook for a coupon on your next visit to the yard.

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