Environment - Recycling

Simple Actions You Can Take



These simple ideas can make a BIG difference. Take just 60 seconds to check, and submit the simple things you can do and we'll report back on the combined difference everyone is making.


Recycle your aluminum cans
1 aluminum can saves enough energy to run a TV for 3 hours or a 100 watt light bulb for 4 hours.
Recycle your newspapers
500,000 trees could be saved if everyone recycled their newspapers every Sunday.
Recycle your used computer equipment
Find out how at www.eiae.org
Buy products with high-recycled content
These use substantially less energy and water to produce than new products.
Use your own cup/mug/bottle
Collectively, using refillable cups everyday for coffee and water can help save millions of pounds of trash from ending up in landfills.
Patronize thrift stores
Shop at, and donate to, thrift stores and second hand stores.
Use rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries generally last 20–30 times longer than disposable batteries.
Buy reusable products
Purchase and use reusable products vs. disposable razors, lighters, pens, or foam/paper plates or cups.
Help charities and others
Donate items you no longer want, or list them for sale in your local or online classifieds (i.e. Craigslist and eBay) rather than throwing them out.
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Did You Know

  • Americans send over 800 trillion pounds of trash to landfills each year – most of which could be recycled.
  • 1,000,000 sea creatures are killed each year by plastic bags and garbage.
  • Every Sunday 500,000 trees could be saved if everyone recycled their newspapers.

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