Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reduce... Reuse... Recycle!

Another hot topic NC GreenPower is focusing on this month is recycling! Of course, many of us are familiar with The Recycle Guys and the catchy R-E-C-Y-C-L-E jingle, but at the same time we often think that this “one can” or “one bottle” won’t make too much of a difference. But, the act of recycling one item is so much more than just keeping it out of a landfill. It’s important to keep in mind what happens after you do your part in tossing it to the recycling bin. Your used items go to recycling centers (where in NC alone, 15,000 jobs have been created from the Recycling industry), and will be used again to create new items which will result in less energy use, fewer fossil fuels burning, which in turn decreases greenhouse gases and makes for a healthier planet! RecycleMoreNC has created a great picture to help better demonstrate the cycle. (See below)
So, keep that in mind next time you finish drinking that soda. Thanks to our social media audience for participating in last week’s Friday Freebie Recycling Challenge! And, don’t forget about this week’s Friday Freebie! Blog readers get a sneak peak today on the topic, so click the link and keep an eye out on social media for more info.

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