Unfortunately, in my younger days, I never gave a lot of thought to the amount of trash I helped to create or the fact that I could do something about it. Recycling centers weren’t readily available in my area – so I assumed it didn’t matter too much. Now that I’m older, I see and recognize the amount of consumable products and their containers that our family goes through in a year. It’s a lot! The shampoo bottles and milk cartons alone add up to large pile of trash.
Think for a moment about all the trash you produce in a day. If you’re like the average American, you generate 4.4 pounds of trash in just one 24 hour period. Instead of all that trash going into a landfill, help us ensure that more of it gets recycled and given a new life.
November 15 is America Recycles Day, and we’re working with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Ad Council to encourage the entire country to recycle more. Americans recycle just 35 percent of our waste, and we need YOU and your readers to help us change that.
Pledge to recycle more through our America Recycles Day Thunderclap, which will post a synchronized message of support on the Facebook or Twitter accounts of all our supporters at the exact same time on America Recycles Day. All it takes is one click!
Help us make as big of an impact as possible with our recycling campaign. Here’s what else you can do:
• Share our America Recycles Day Thunderclap with your social media followers. The more people that spread the word, the more people we will reach.
• Direct your readers to IWantToBeRecycled.org to find the nearest recycling center near them. The website also contains facts on what materials can be recycled and what they can become in their new lives.
If you pledged - let me know by linking up below! I'll give you a shout-out on November 15th!