Did you know that Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour? Or that by recycling one ton of plastic bottles saves the equivalent energy usage of a two person household for one year? Americans throw away enough office paper each year to build a 12 foot high wall from Seattle to New York! Today we focused on ways that we can reduce our use of nonbiodegradable materials, reuse or repurpose older things, and recycle a wide variety of things.
Check out Palm Beach County's Solid Waste Authority's webpage for more information about how easy it is to recycle. A simple act today can help save our tomorrow.