We're celebrating #EarthMonth by reimagining how we recycle and improving the ways in which we do. We're following along with Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council's award-winning "I Want To Be Recycled" public service advertising (PSA) and awareness campaign to uncover the top 5 impacts of recycling.
Imagine a plastic bottle becoming a pair of jeans or a steel food can that transforms into a bicycle. Can you see it? Each day we have the choice to recycle or not. When we place our everyday items in the appropriate recycling bins, we’re “giving our garbage another life” – a chance at becoming something new and helping our environment at the same time.
Top 5 impacts of recycling
#DidYouKnow that some items can travel through the recycling and manufacturing process and be back on store shelves in as little as 30 days!? Your aluminum can, water bottle, or cereal boxes can actually become many things in this amount of time. Check out the key steps that materials go through to become new products.
Have you ever questioned yourself after throwing something in the trash and thought, could I have recycled that? Learn how and what to recycle using the recycling explorer. You can also find your local recycling information for specific guidelines in your community that will have you on the fast track to becoming a recycling king! Or queen!