March Madness is upon us -- as far as college basketball is concerned -- so everyone will be trying to figure out who will be No. 1.
Probably not that many are concerned with what the No. 1 recycleditem in the country is. Yes, there is such an item, and it's far and away,percentage-wise, at the top.
I know, everyone is yelling aluminum cans! That would not be right.
OK, it's gotta' be all of the paper products that now we're bundling up and taking to therecycle centers, right? No, it's great we are doing that, but paper isn't at the top.
Since Earth Day started in 1970, Scientific American figures onethird of our nation's discards are being recycled. This percentage is actuallyon the rise with the '90's seeing the big jump in participation.
The most recycled item? At 99 percent, it is the lead/acid batteries fromcars.
Aluminum cans pull maybe 50 percent, and paper products are around 70 percent, but itis going to be tough to topple 99 percent.
This could be very meaningful when you consider the volume of electric cars and hybrids coming on the market.
Having a system of disposal this efficient already intact could be very telling in the future and might be areason to make those types of transportation -- well -- No. 1!