Celebrate "America Recycles Day"!

By: Afton Mueller

Here are the Top Five Reasons EVERYONE should take the pledge to join the "America Recycles Day" celebration on November 15, 2014:

  1. Recycling is a great way to SAVE ENERGY! Did you know that it takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials? Wow!
  2. Recycling is good for the environment! Every ton of newsprint recycled means 12 saved trees and every ton of office paper recycled means 24 saved trees! Recycling also keeps unnecessary materials our of our landfills.
  3. Recycling is good for the economy! America has more than 56,000 recycling businesses that provide jobs for more than 1.1 million people!
  4. Recycling reduces greenhouse gases! Solid Waste Landfills are the single biggest human source of methane gas. By recycling, you can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases and help prevent climate change.
  5. It's super EASY! Everyone can recycle. You can click here to find an America Recycles Day event near you!

Source: The National Recycling Coalition and Recycling Facts at Stark State University