All About Recycling
November 15, 2021
November 15 is America Recycles Day. The United States Environmental Protection Agency or EPA recognizes recycling’s contribution to the protection and prosperity of the environment. In fact, a study by the EPA found out that 681,000 jobs in the US or $37.8 billion in wages and $5.5 billion in tax revenues are related to recycling or reuse activities for one year. Recycling in the United States has gone up from 7 percent in the 1960s to a whopping 32 percent today. Needless to say, recycling makes a huge impact on society, repurposing the past, providing jobs at present, and helping preserve the environment for the future. The day is to remind everyone of the importance of recycling not just on the day itself but also as an activity for the whole year. You have to deliberately ask your local recycling provider what they accept to be placed in their recycle bin and make sure that yours are acceptable for that. Remember that the EPA accepts cardboard, metal cans, and paper for sure but plastic bags, electronics, and batteries are a major NO.