Today, Monday November 15, 2010 is America Recycles Day. The goal of the day is to draw attention to recycling as a behavior and as an act. America Recycles Day is one day out of the year to stop and reflect on why it is important to recycle; we want to provide awareness so we start recycling 365 days a year.
- Paper products make up 40% of all trash and it can all be recycled.
- Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
- All soda cans are made from aluminum. If aluminum is recycled, 95% less energy is used than if it were made from scratch. Americans use about 400 cans a year.
To ensure you are doing your part, put an additional trash can next to your garbage specifically for paper or use a reusable water bottle like the Bamboo Bottle Original. One of the easiest ways for you to get involved in sustainability is to recycle. Take the pledge to make a commitment to recycling; it’s a declaration to do more.
If you are unsure how or where to recycle go to Earth911.com and they conveniently find locations near you. Do your part to Keep America Beautiful!