This year, America Recycles Day is Thursday, November 15th. The holiday was started in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition, and the celebration is renewed every year through a Presidential Proclamation. If you want to help the environment by recycling, here are some suggestions on how to begin.
- For your convenience, there are co-mingled recycling bins at each of Center Pointe’s community trash receptacles for items such as aluminum cans, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, etc. To take your recycling to the next level, visit the Charles County website to learn what other types of materials are recyclable at the local recycling centers. The list even includes used cooking oil!
- Buy recycled paper. If you or anyone in your family is a student, you know the unbelievable amounts of paper that one test, note-heavy class, or take-home project can consume. Reduce your paper footprint by buying recycled paper and recycling the paper you already use.
- Put recycling bins all around your home wherever you are likely to produce recyclable waste. Examples include next to your desk, where you place your mail, and in the kitchen. Laziness is a major reason why people choose not to recycle. By making recycling as easy as possible, you increase the probability that you will actually do it.
- Use reusable bags for grocery shopping. Rather than storing an ever-growing pile of plastic bags under your sink, invest a few dollars in reusable shopping bags. Most major grocery stores sell them, and they hold more items than plastic bags.
- Ask your favorite coffee shop or restaurant if they recycle. Sometimes these places need a little nudge to become eco-friendly. Let them know that their customers care about their environmental impact.
- Advocate for recycling at your workplace. If you notice a lack of recycling bins or recyclable items at work, speak up! It’s amazing the impact you can make when you go to a place every day and can oversee small changes.
- Reduce the amount of products you have to recycle. Recycling is excellent, but creating less waste is even better. Avoid plastic plates and utensils, and buy products that are minimally packaged.
We hope you found these ways to start recycling useful!
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