Have you ever taken a look at the amount of trash just you as a single human being consumes in one day? If not I’ll give you a minute to do so now… No really, I’ll wait… I bet there are more items on that list than you thought, huh? It’s okay there was on our list too, then we started thinking that’s just one person, how about each household? Family? Neighborhood? City? Etc.
Yes, it’s a lot and face it, not everyone is concerned with the consequences. Despite that there are so many simple swaps we can make to reduce this and ultimately make an impact, a positive one! Look at the world, our planet is dying and you may be a part of the reason pollution levels are increasing. Don’t worry though it’s never too late to start.
About 34% of Americans recycle, are YOU included in that percentage?
Here are some facts about recycling:
2.5 Million plastic bottles are thrown away every hour in the US.
There is enough plastic thrown away each year to circle the earth FOUR times
Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
Styrofoam NEVER decomposes.
Glass bottles take 4,000 years or more to decompose.
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees.
Quick tips to get started:
🐢Buy a reusable water bottle, preferably glass or stainless steel.
🐢Use a reusable coffee mug
🐢Wool balls instead of dryer sheets
🐢Reusable grocery bags
🐢Reusable glass and stainless steel straws. Yes help save the turtles!!!
There are so many more too, if your interested reach out we can provide some more tips on transitioning your habits to help our mother Earth.
Bell, Shelby. “50 Interesting Recycling Facts.” RoadRunner Recycling, www.roadrunnerwm.com/blog/50-interesting-recyling-facts.
You may think that if you recycle it won’t make a difference, but it will. BE THE EXAMPLE!
Thanks for reading!
-Legacy Frontline Team