The average American creates 4.4 pounds of trash PER DAY! Today is America Recycles Day, which makes this infographic a timely reminder of why we should make an effort to recycle. It also shows what different items can be turned into when we recycle. For example, a pair of blue jeans can be made with 20% post-consumer content (equal to about 8 plastic bottles).
I needed this reminder to think before I toss things to the trash. One change I am trying to make is to choose cartons over cans. Cartons mean 60% less waste goes into our landfills, plus they have other advantages over cans.
How about you? What things can you recycle instead of throwing away?