11-15 America Recycles Day

The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash per day, adding to the grand total of about 251 million tons of trash the United States accumulates a year. Make a difference in the Columbia community this Saturday, Nov. 15 by participating in America Recycles Day. There are two opportunities to join events planned for the Columbia area, but you can also help out by recycling in your own apartment.

With the national recycling rate slightly above 34 percent, Americans have the opportunity to capture more materials for recycling by recycling correctly. Among the common barriers to recycling more, however, is the confusion about what can be recycled.

To help with answer the question, three national organizations focused on recycling have joined together on an initiative to help make recycling requirements clearer and easier to follow. The “Top 10 in the Bin” list of the most widely and easily recycled items in America makes recycling less of a hassle.

Here at CanalSide Lofts, we understand the importance of sustainable practices like recycling and encourage our residents to participate. Click here for more tips on easy ways to incorporate recycling into your daily routine. Time to take out the recycling? Use this online tool to find where to recycle items from paper and plastic to computers and cooking oil.

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