We all know putting the extra effort forth to recycle can sometimes be a challenge. Often times even when we manage to get our recyclables out to the curb on garbage day, the garbage truck wont pick up all of the materials in the bin. Some people may choose to toss those items in the trash, but here are a few reasons to take them to your local recycling center:
-Recycling is the easiest thing we can do all 365 days of the year to conserve our natural resources, save energy, and create green jobs in our economy.
-Recycling is a multi-billion dollar industry that employs millions of Americans and helps our clean energy economy develop.
-The national recycling rate is 34%, this percentage has increased every year since 1980. Companies like us all across the U.S. are working to motivate the public to further increase this number.
-229 million barrels of crude oil are saved annually through recycling efforts.
-Recycling helps to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 36 million cars from U.S. roads each year.
-The average American produces 1,500 lbs of waste every year, much of this is recyclable.-paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard, tin cans, magazines, newspapers, etc.
-Paper and cardboard account for 28% of all waste, in order to make these products trees need to be cut down. 4 billion trees are cut down annually across the globe.
-An aluminum can can be back on the grocery shelf in as little as 60 days if recycled.
-The average American uses 7 trees per year in paper, wood, and other products. This equals about 1,925,000,000 trees used by Americans each year.
Polly Products considers all of these factors in our daily business efforts. In our office we recycle more than just the plastic that we use to create our products, we recycle everything. We encourage our employees to take these recycling efforts home to their family and friends. We also encourage you to purchase sustainable alternatives to the products in your life. Polly Products can help you make this first step.
There are so many reasons to increase your recycling efforts! These are just a few. To learn more about where you can recycle materials that are harmful to our environment visit Earth 911. Do your recyclables a favor and put them where they belong!