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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Recycling-Food Containers, Bottles and Food Waste

Summer Recycling – Food Containers, Bottles and Food Waste

The summer months can bring on the heat. Be sure you stay hydrated by using re-useable water bottles instead of purchasing a 24-pack of individual bottles. Only 25% of the 4 million plastic water bottles that Americans use each hour are recycled. Re-usable water bottles are easy to keep on hand, last a long time and are ready to go when you are. Re-using materials like water bottles keeps almost 1.7 million tons of material out of Wisconsin landfills every year!

Summer is a great time for gardening, and composting can be an added benefit to the avid gardener. It’s also a great way to recycle. Adding in yard materials and certain food scraps like vegetable peels, stale bread and even coffee grounds to a compost bin can provide valuable material for gardeners. Every year, each American throws out about 1,200 pounds of organic garbage that can be composted including food scraps, yard waste, paper and cardboard.

When you take a road trip, recycle along the way. No matter if you go camping, to a festival, or just a day trip, make recycling a priority for you and your family. Pack food items in re-usable storage containers for the trip and be sure to look for recycling bins to use. If you can’t find any, bring a bag to keep your recyclable items in and then recycle them when you return home.

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