Recycling saves energy. How much? iWARM calculates the energy saved by recycling 20 common household items, rather than throwing them in the trash. The energy savings are translated into the equivalent amount of electricity, estimating how long that amount of electricity will operate household appliances. Pick an item and enter the number of that item you are recycling. Hit “calculate” to see the energy savings.
“Previous” and “Next” show the equivalent operational hours of other common household appliances.For more information and for data and assumptions, please see www.epa.gov/iwarm.