New refrigerator standards will save consumers big time in energy costs

New refrigerataor standards in 2014 will let consumers save up to 25 percent in energy use

Environmentalists working hand in hand with consumer groups and an entire industry to come up with energy efficiency standards that work for consumers?

If you’re thinking it’s unlikely, think again. Case in point is the Department of Energy’s recent announcement about new standards being issued that will cut the energy use of most new refrigerators by as much as 25 percent.

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Bic recycles old fridges into pencils

Millions of discarded refrigerators end up in landfills

Many old fridges are piled up in our landfills, adding more toxic chemicals and waste to an already overtaxed waste system.

You may not realized it but refrigerators contain polystyrene (styrofoam).  Though not yet widely accepted for recycling, there is a steadily growing trend to recover this highly usable resource.

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