Topics for Clean Up Your Act for the week of Feb. 26 will include "Banning the Bulb" and "Wood or Plastic Pallets."
The Australian government plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs and replace them with compact fluorescents. The hope is to reduce Australian greenhouse gas emissions by 4-million tons by 2012.
More than a billion pallets are in service in the U.S. at any given time. Half-a-billion new ones are needed each year to replace broken ones. Most are used only once. Plastic pallets, on the other hand, can be used up to 70 times. This might be one case where plastic is the superior material over a natural material.
George Dorman - News and Operations Director