Today is America Recycles Day! Did you know that recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, 4100 kilowatts of energy, 3.2 cubic yards of landfill space, and 60 pounds of air pollution?
These environmental benefits are enough of an incentive for everyone to take part in the simple activity of recycling. By reusing the Earth's natural resources, we reduce green house gas emissions and the need to build landfills. We also ensure that these natural resources will be around for future generations to use.
America Recycles Day encourages people to do their part and recycle. If you're looking for other ways to help the Earth, choose to send digital holiday invitations instead of paper. More than 1.6 billion paper invitations and cards are sent and discarded during the holidays, which has a staggering impact on the planet. Learn more about wasteful paper production and what you can do to help.
- November 15, 2018 is also Great American Smokeout | National Raisin Bran Cereal Day
- This week is American Education Week