“It All Comes Back to You.” That’s this year’s motto for America Recycles Day, happening on November 15. It was established to remind us why recycling can make a difference in our quality of life, our environment and our country’s future.
The average American throws away 4.6 pounds of garbage every day that probably winds up in landfills! Your local public works department or recycling organization will have information to make sure you're doing your part, and doing it right.
Recycling at home is important… and so is making products and packaging from recycled materials. For instance, Pepsi reduced the amount of aluminum in their cans by about 10%, saving about 75 million pounds of aluminum a year.
In January, Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba formed a company to help manage the upcoming surge of electronics waste as we switch from analog to digital televisions.
On America Recycles Day on November 15, we can keep the momentum going either by recycling or buying things made from recycled content.