In my neighborhood, our garbage removal service charges us extra if we want to use a recycle container. We can take our recycle items to our nearest town (about 10 miles away) or we can just toss plastic and newspaper in with the trash.
Here’s a great chance for our community to educate us on the benefits of recycling.
In the U.S.A., over 2.5 million plastic bottles are tossed each hour! Think about it – soda, milk, water and juice bottles along with plastic grocery bags, shopping bags and all that nasty packaging that surrounds most of the products we purchase.
All plastic can be recycled yet a mere fraction actually is.
Why not? Because when there is an additional cost tacked on to my trash bill, it’s easier to just put the plastic and newspapers in the trash.
It takes me a few weeks to fill up my recycle bin and then to haul it into town – but I do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Now, if my trash service felt that way and educated us on why we should recycle and made it possible – imagine the impact it would make. One plastic bottle at a time … Imagine!
- Internet Goodie #20: EARTH DAY! (mkmercurio.wordpress.com)
- The Importance of Recycling (greenerthinking.wordpress.com)