I just read an interesting article entitled, “2009 Annual Recycling Search Report” from the Earth911 website. This organization’s website has grown into the leading proper disposal and recycling database for the nation, as confirmed by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DE). It is a fantastic site with so much information for your use. It contains, not only the “why”, but the “how” and “where” of recycling. Did you know this site provides a toll-free bilingual hotline and a free iPhone or iTouch app called iRecycle to help you find a recycling location in your area or wherever you happen to be! In this report, it highlights several different interesting facts. This evidence was based on what a person was looking for where they hit the Earth911 website. For instance, electronics were the #1 most sought after item looking to be recycled and followed by 24% hazardous items, 10% paper, and then 9% metal. In addition to this, the 2009 Top 10 Products Consumers were looking to recycle were computers, batteries, televisions, paint, aluminum cans, used motor oil, CFLs, glass, fluorescent lamps and lastly, Christmas trees. Also, what were the top 10 states that searched out the Earth911 website for more information? California was first; along with Texas, New York, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan and Virginia. I was wondering why Indiana did not make the top ten. Is it, that as consumers, we have a great knowledge base on the recycling of our items? Or is it that we have not yet visited this dynamic website and explored what it has to offer? Please take a moment to tour the Earth911 site and sign up for their newsletter. And while there, find out where you can recycle your bottle caps or how to green your trash! Now go and eliminate your fear of the “R” word!