November 15th is “America Recycles Day” in the United States, so we’re celebrating all over the world. Here are a few tips from americarecyclesday.org:

  • Tip #1: Plastic bottle caps are usually recyclable along with the bottle!
  • Tip #2 Recycle the TOP (non-greasy) part of your pizza box
  • Tips #3: Check with your local recycling center to learn what numbers are accepted.
  • Tip #4: Recycle the cardboard sleeves from your coffee cup, but not the coffee cup itself – it has a waxy, non-recyclable lining.
  • Tip #5:  Take a family visit to your recycling center.
  • Tip #6: Unsubscribe to unwanted mail sources.
  • Tip #7: Check AmericaRecyclesDay.org/find-recycling where you can bring those harder-to-recycle items so that you don’t contaminate your batch.
  • Tip #8: Keep bags for both trash and recycling in your car.
  • Tip #9:  Recycling goes beyond the kitchen – recycle shampoo bottles, shoe boxes, or old glass containers when you can!
  • Tip #10: Metals (aluminum) are ESPECIALLY important to recycle because they require so much energy to create.
  • Tip #11: Answer the call to recycle your wireless phone! 100 million of them go out of use each year, according to the U.S. EPA. Donate your out-of-use cell phone to a local charity or find a drop-off facility near you (AmericaRecyclesDay.org/find-recycling).

We just signed the pledge to act and continue to learn about recycling. 34% of the population of the United States recycles. Are you represented in that 34%?

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