Be The Change!

Recycle today for a better tomorrow

General Facts

  • In 2014, 258 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) was created.
  • An average person generates about 4 pounds of trash every day.
  • Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year.
  • United States produces 30% of the world’s waste and uses 25 % of the worlds natural resources.
  • Americans buy more than 29 million bottles of water every year. Only 13% of these bottles are recycled every year.
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Looking at this pie chart we can see how the majority of the products that are recycled are paper. Also, 1/4 of our classrooms don't even recycle showing us how we are in dire need for change. By implementing new recycling procedures we can change the way our school recycles.

Determine your ecological footprint!