31 Dec '14, 5pm

Philadelphia sends old dollar bills up in smoke for energy

This is part of a larger effort to increase the rate of recycling for cash that’s no longer in circulation. In 2009, only 30 percent of old money was recycled. With new strategies like this one, the rate is currently over 90 percent, which equates to almost 4900 tons of paper money each year. Philadelphia is not the only U.S. city that burns money, though: many other counties, including Los Angeles, have a similar program in place.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/ready-philadelphia-sends-old-dollar-...

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