Today is America Recycles Day, which means today is a call to action and an invitation to committing to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Our landfills are rapidly filling. America produces around 258 million tons of municipal solid waste each year. Recycling prevents much waste from ending up in a landfill. Also, those recycled materials are used to make new products, using less energy than raw materials. Check out the EPA website for more facts on waste reduction.
Don't know where or how to recycle? There are lots of resources available for you to find a recycling place in your vicinity. Visit Earth911 to plug in your address and find the closes recycling drop off! Check out the graphic below to see more about recycling in your home.
The current rate of recycling in the nation is 34%. However, that’s still a lot of people not recycling. In fact, out of every three people you know, two don’t recycle. We need your help to spread the message! Every one of us can be part of the solution. Today is a fantastic day to encourage your friends and family to recycle. Spread the message on social media using the hashtag, #BeRecycled.
Check out the graphic below to learn how recycling can start in your home! Get out there and BE GREEN!