Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Recycling Aluminum Cans: Saving Atmospheric Pollution

According to Planet Ark's recycling fact sheet for Aluminum, recycling 1kg of Aluminum saves 20kg of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) because of the processes (e.g. extraction) that are eliminated. They go on to say that "around" one billion alumnium cans go to landfill annually in Australia

A empty Aluminum beverage can of 375ml (standard can size) weighs 16 grams.

IF those cans were to be recycled instead...

1,000,000,000 cans @ 16g each
= 16,000,000,000g

=16,000 Tonnes (of cans)

X 20 (Green House Gas)

= 320,000 Tonnes of GHG

‎...if 320,000 Tonnes represented petroleum for cars it would be equal to using 139,130 Liters (2.3kg per litre tailpipe emissions), or 1,252,170Km @ a 9Km/L fuel economy which is equal to traveling 3,430km's per day for a year.

This equals 160 cars that each travel 20Km per day.

If we recycled the cans that currently are going to waste we would be cutting emissions down to the same level as that of taking 160 cars off the road.

Below are photographs I took of a NSW Roads and Traffic Authority car emission testing facility located in Western Sydney Australia. As you can see a vehicle has a hose attached to the vehicles exhaust pipe which analyzes the gases being emitted and a computer captures and records the information. If you look at the rear wheels you can see the two rails...this is to simulate a real driving experience accelerating and braking...not quite sure exactly the purpose of the fan at the front...

***PLEASE NOTE: The close up image of the computer display is not for the car shown in the picture***

Coolest thing I have ever seen

Here it is...

A video of MGMT from way back in 2003, performing none other than a cover of Talking Head's "This must be the place" (Home)

I fell in love with the song when I heard it in the movie Wall Street with a younger Charlie Sheen with his winning performance, as well as Michael Douglas as Wall Street giant Gordon Gekko.

And I fell in love with MGMT with the release of Oracular Spectacular.

Best of both world's, and MGMT seem to be really having fun with it and getting into things. Thumbs up :)

Monday, May 30, 2011

Blog Fever - Photo Blog

Hey everyone, I'm going through my photo albums on my portable HDD and I've come to realize that some of my photos are quite good, and that I should share them instead of keeping them to myself.

I have a bit going on and can't tend to my pages as much as I'd like to but I am trying.

Please visit http://neoenvirophoto.blogspot.com/

I won't be abandoning ANY of my blogs.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Beating 4 Mario Bros Simultaneously

I don't know where I learnt of the existence of this but here it is for the non-believers and for the fans.

This person is seriously talented. Check out the boss battles that occur just after the 10 minute mark. Incredible.

Australian Media Drama-Bomb

The Carbon Tax in Australia...it's a Labor Government initiative despite what the leader said just before the Federal Election in 2010.

Now there are ads on TV trying to sell everyone that it's required, not so bad and is worth doing starting in 2012.

One of the people selling it is celebrity Cate Blanchett, who is now being criticized for selling a tax to everyday Australian's when she is rich and it doesn't have the impacts on her as it does on them. Labor supporters and extreme environmentalists are suggesting that coverage of the fallout is done so by trashy newspapers.

At this stage it seems more people think it is news worthy than those complaining about its coverage. The evidence of this is all the web trends such as on Twitter, where an outpouring of public opinion is occurring. Personally I love these heated debates, especially on matters that I have my own opinions on.

She even looks like a hipster that pretends they know/care about the environment.