“The energy savings from recycling a single bottle powers a computer for 25 minutes,” says Lynn Brown, spokeswoman for Waste Management, the Houston-based company that collects garbage in Northern Nevada and communities across the country
— Reno-Gazette-Journal April 21, 2006

The recycle bin that I requested to be placed at FOH collected approximately 50 bottles per day for the three days that it was in position at the New Jersey Live Earth concert on 07/07/07 at Giants Stadium.

150 bottles producing 25 minutes of computer energy = 62.5 hours of run time divided among the six consoles at FOH was enough to run each desk for a little over 10 hours, just a few hours shy of the entire length of time that we were on camera for the show.