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Simplify Your Recycling Habits on America Recycles Day
Most Americans believe recycling is important, but they don't always do it correctly. Approximately 30% of what consumers place in their curbside recycling bins does not belong there, including: greasy pizza boxes, wet cardboard, plastic bags, food-tainted materials, and even bowling balls and garden hoses. Additionally, liquid and food residue often contaminate clean materials that could have been recycled.
As communities across the U.S. mark America Recycles Day on
- Aluminum Cans - Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and provides unrivaled sustainability benefits. It's possible to recycle an aluminum can and put it back on store shelves within 30 days. And, recycling just one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours.
- Plastic Water Bottles - Americans buy approximately 50 billion plastic bottles of water a year, yet only one in four bottles is recycled. Most plastic water bottles can be recycled to make new bottles and many everyday products, including synthetic fiber for clothing and carpet.
Recycling Simplified at Home and in the Classroom
In an effort to introduce positive recycling habits at a young age,
For more information about the school curriculum and recycling, visit RecyclingSimplified.com for tips, videos, recycling container labels, and many other resources to simplify and improve recycling.
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