Protecting the environment is an important topic today, but many people are left with the question, "What can I do about it?"
One of the key things one can do is to protect the soil and ground water by preventing the spills and mess of at-home oil changes. The second is to take the used oil to a local recycling collection center.
Preventing oil spills to protect the ground water in your neighborhood.
Each year in the United States, millions of gallons of used motor oil are being changed by do-it-yourselfers. But, many of them are not aware that oil spills, messes, and improper disposal of oil can lead to major environment pollution.
Many individuals who are unfamiliar with the importance of recycling used oil are unconsciously harming the environment by throwing it away with their everyday garbage or emptying their used oil into storm drains. Just one gallon of used oil (that's equivalent of less than 16 homeowners spilling one cup of oil) can contaminate 1 million gallons of water. This amounts to a year's supply of water for 50 people! Source: http://www.EPA.gov
Airpower America, a U.S. manufacturer, introduced an innovative vacuum-powered product called the LiquiVac, making the process clean, economical and eco-friendly.
The LiquiVac Oil Change System works by vacuuming oil out through the engine's dipstick tube and into a convenient tank for easy recycling disposal. This method reduces oil spills and mess, and thus, is better for the environment.
LiquiVac Small Engine Model: for small engines such as lawn mowers, tillers, generators. MSRP - $34.99
LiquiVac Large Project/Engine Model: for both large and small engines. MSRP - $47.99
The LiquiVac is available at major retailers like Lowe's and Home Depot, and online at http://www.liquivac.com.
Oil recycling is easy.
The oil you take to a collection center saves energy. It can be reprocessed and used in furnaces for heat, or in power plants to generate electricity for homes, schools, and businesses. It can also be reprocessed back into engine oils.
Many people do not realize the numerous oil recycling places near their homes. The following link will provide the closest recycle centers: http://www.liquivac.com/recycling-oil.
Now anyone can make a difference in keeping our environment clean.