The embedded energy recovered in recyclables dramatically outweighs the emissions from transportation10. For example, the “break even” point for trucking aluminum (the point where the GHG emissions from transportation outweigh the potential GHG emissions avoided through recycling) is 116,000 miles, or the same as driving from New York City to Los Angeles 47 times (11). In 2009 Colorado alone conserved 640,000 tons of coal by using recycled steel and glass in the State (12).