Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Happy America Recycles Day

November 15 is America Recycles Day...so let's take a look at what you're recycling!  Nearly everything?  A few cans and jars here and there?  Nothing at all?  No matter where you are on the recycling spectrum there is always room for improvement.  I like to set goals for being a better recycler, because its so important for the planet!  It helps us conserve the planet's resources, reduce landfill waste, and save energy...all are big WINS.  Let's make some goals.

This post was sponsored by the Carton Council as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

If we as Americans would recycle just 30% of all our municipal waste (Come on, we can do WAY better than that!), we'd save the energy equivalent of 11.9 billion gallons of gas. That’s the greenhouse gas equivalent of taking 25 million cars off the road

Are you a beginner recycler?  Let's start by finding out where you can recycle.  Does your city offer curbside service?  Google your city and recycling to find out what's available.  Call and set it up today!  Curbside is definitely the easiest way to make sure your household is consistently recycling.  Not available where you are?  Most cities have drop-off locations, check them out and make a monthly habit of taking your goodies in.  Some spots even pay by the pound...jackpot for the kids piggy banks.  Bring a friend and make a funday out of it.
A habitual recycler?  Good for you!!  What you're doing is important and worth the effort!  Now that recycling is part of your routine, a good goal would be to take a look at what you're putting into the bins, how you're prepping it, and making sure you're optimized.

Actually doing the recycling is step one.  At our house we're lucky to have the convenience of curbside service, which I very highly recommend to new recyclers because of how easy it makes the habit.  We keep an extra trash can under the sink, so every item we toss goes either to the recyclers or the landfill (or the countertop bowl for our compost bin!).  On the go, I like to carry a big purse so I can carry empties until I find a place to drop them into a recycling bin.  It sometimes feels like extra work, but then I think of how many thousands of years my one little bottle will take to disintegrate in a landfill and remember how important this really is for us to do.

Once we're avid recyclers we can take it to the next level and learn about doing it really well.  Like, did you know that boxes should be flattened?  Or that the plastic bag that lines the cereal box should be removed (and can be recycled with your grocery bags at the supermarket!)?  

Recycling items like glass jars, aluminum cans and water bottles seem obvious by now, we've been doing it for years.  But there are some items that are in that fuzzy grey area...which bin does it go into??  Fast food straws?  They're for the landfill (darn!).  The carton holding your latest coconut water or soy milk?  Recycle it!

Carton recycling is now available to more than 62% of U.S. households in over 13,500 communities, and its coming to more places every day. Use the zip code finder to check if carton recycling is available in your area recyclecartons.com, or check with your local program.  Every time we recycle our cartons, we're taking one important step to reduce landfill waste in our world!

Recycling cartons is simple, just place the empties into the recycling bin! There's no need rinse, as long as it is empty, and it is okay to keep caps on - my recycler actually prefers them that way.  And you can keep them uncrushed... they are actually recycled more efficiently when left in their original shape.

Cartons for food and beverages are made mostly from paper, with a thin layer of plastic and sometimes aluminum.  We're seeing more and more of them in stores because they have so many perks!  They're lightweight, we don't have to worry about them breaking like glass, and they have a low carbon footprint. They're actually super efficient because on average a product with them is 93% what you want and only 7% packaging.  I've noticed that I'm buying more and more soup, milk, creamer and juice in cartons, and have even noticed beans, tomatoes and wine!

There are actually two types of cartons! Aseptic (also called shelf-stable) are 74% paper, 22% plastic and 4% aluminum, and are used for soups, water, milk, juice, beans, wine and nutritional shakes. Gable-top (also called refrigerated) have about 80% paper and 20% plastic and are found in the chilled section of the grocery store, used to package milk, juice, cream and other beverages.

The paper, aluminum and plastic recovered from recycled cartons allow them to become new products like napkins, tissue paper, and even environmentally friendly building materials. That's a weight off the planet, and every little bit we can do counts.  

Let's put recycling into perspective...why it is so important!  Did you know that...
  • Using recycled fibers instead of brand new fibers to make a Ton of paper saves 7,000 gallons of water, protects 17-31 trees, uses 4,000 KWh less electricity, and prevents 60 pounds of air pollutants.  Recycling paper is worth it!
  • Each day, the average American generates more than 4 pounds of trash. Yikes!  How do you stack up?  Nationally, that adds up to more than 200 million tons of garbage each year – enough to fill the Cardinals’ Busch Stadium from top to bottom...twice a day.  Every piece makes a difference.
  • Even though we could recycle about 75% of our trash, most of it just ends up in the landfill instead of getting a new life.  The US has over 3,000 landfills, whose contents are busy releasing harmful methane gas that speeds up global warming. We can reduce that!

So this November 15, America Recycles Day, take a moment to think through your recycling plan and RECYCLE WITH US!  Learn how your community recycles cartons and make it your new habit!

This article is thanks to support from the Carton Council of North America.  Formed in 2009, it is composed of four leading carton manufacturers: Elopak, SIG Combibloc, Evergreen Packaging and Tetra Pak. Through a united effort, the Carton Council is committed to increasing the recycling of food and beverage cartons in the U.S.


  1. Such posts should be published more often! I really like such posts.

  2. Nice blog, get an awesome Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click services by OGEN Infosystem in Delhi, India and also get the Website Designing and Development Services by experienced developer and designers.
    SEO Service in Delhi

  3. Almost every person who is working on a computer must have used Microsoft office. Sometimes while installing the Microsoft Office package it might get stuck at last moment, if you are having the same problem then you must visit our blog at Fix Microsoft Office install stuck on running package scripts.

  4. As the schools, colleges, and offices are closed, and people are unable to go outside due to lockdown the trend of online gaming is at its peak but most of the game comes with a hefty price tag. This is why people are looking for free online games. If you are the same then visit our blog about Top 10 Free online games.

  5. HP Support Assistant keeps your device updated and secure all the time. It will help to improve the performance of your device and make it more reliable for your convenience.

  6. Having trouble with your HP Printer? No need to worry at all because HP Support provides you the best on-time assistance for HP products including pcs, laptops, desktops, printers, tablets, apps, and services at any moment of time.

  7. Almost every person who is working on a computer must have used Microsoft office. Sometimes while installing the Microsoft Office package it might get stuck at last moment, if you are having the same problem then you must visit our blog at Fix Microsoft Office install stuck on running package scripts.

  8. As the schools, colleges, and offices are closed, and people are unable to go outside due to lockdown the trend of online gaming is at its peak but most of the game comes with a hefty price tag. This is why people are looking for free online games. If you are the same then visit our blog about Top 10 Free online games.

  9. As the trend of webinars and video conferencing in going on the need for webcam becomes a necessity. If you are having trouble with your webcam you can read our blog on how to fix hp webcam at our web portal.

  10. The error code 3f0 mean is a common type of error that usually occurs on HP models to know more in-depth about the printer errors you can visit our website or check how to resolve Error code 3f0 from your printer.

  11. https://www.mycreditfocus.com

  12. I found your post while searching for some related information on blog search...It is a good post..keep posting and update the information.

    Escorts in Rishikesh |
    Call girls in Rishikesh |
    Escort Service in Rishikesh |
    Rishiksh Escort Service |
    Rishikesh Escort Girls

  13. 08423121936 Bangalore Escorts provides escort call girls by the Bed Pari escort agency. We have selected the best high profile call girls in Bangalore.

    Bangalore escorts service
    Call Girls in Bangalore
    Bangalore escorts
    Bangalore Escorts
    Escorts Bangalore
    VIP Escorts Bangalore

  14. Model Paper 2021
    Model Question Paper 2021


  15. Lesniak's new bill is labeled S-3019. He has not tinkered with it too much because the previous bill had the wide support of the New Jersey legislators. He has however tried to address one concern that Governor Christie had raised. He has safeguarded against the mushrooming of Internet cafes that offer online gambling. => 우리카지노 계열 대한민국 최고의 카지노사이트

  16. The girls are mind-blowing and they are ready to provide the enhanced pleasure to customers all the time and they can boost erotic life for sex purposes.
    Mumbai Escorts
    Escorts in Mumbai
    Mumbai Call Girls

  17. Hey! It’s me, John Sakht! From The Social Network to Tenet to The Muppets, I have a huge watchlist. Apart from watching movies, I am also a coder and a learner of technology. Readers of blogs get the latest updates related to the technical world too.
    mcafee login

  18. Agra Call Girl and Female Model Escort Services in Agra for your spicy erotic desires. Agra Escorts is the best Escorts Girls service in Agra free and paid sex incall and outcall independent agency. If you are interested please contact me for more information visit our website.

  19. Posts shared useful information and meaningful life, I'm glad to be reading this article and hope to soon learn the next article. thank you. And we review Best shapewear for women in India at products99. Buy from an assorted range of best shapewear in India at an affordable price.
    Best shapewear in India

  20. Are you looking for the Best Massage Chair in India, we review the best full body massage chair for you. Massage chairs are becoming more popular, and they are not considered only luxury items anymore.

  21. I was thinking a lot before reading this article. But reading this article solved all the problems. So I expressed my gratitude to my blog. My blog is " 토토사이트 "

  22. Aerocity Escorts girls make independent calls girls are always ready to serve you for interested people. Call girls in Aerocity have been placed in many categories. Surely we are available according to you, you can come on our website and contact us.
    Aerocity Escorts Service

  23. 3 Best baby hair shampoos that I tried and recommended. The best baby shampoo for hair growth could perfectly clean your baby's head without causing any damage to their eyes and delicate skin.
    Best baby shampoo for hair growth
    Best baby shampoo in India

  24. Hello, here is Carter Your Blog reading such nice topics. These are absolutely helpful for me hope you share a new knowledge go and read My Blogs.


  25. The blog has everything I was looking for, every topic is covered with precise information and has easy to understand language. You can also visit AppSquadz.com for more blogs and content as they are working in the same domain and share informative content. Also visit: top mobile app development company

  26. Hey here is Lora I read your Post as much as it's very helpful for me so I share it with my friends and social media as everyone gets knowledge here is my Blog when you want to purchase a product for software antivirus so here you may go and read this:

    Webroot Login

    McAfee Login

  27. Best Delhi Escorts Aside from these different things like attire styles, a specific period of Escort young ladies in Delhi, and some different things that you require. To put it plainly, we resemble no other escort office.
    Delhi Escort Girls

  28. Delhi Escorts have made a huge specialty for them, having intercourse triangles for their men. Delhi Escorts

  29. Delhi Escorts Service People will undoubtedly have intercourse in the event that they are genuine people. It is a characteristic rage in people and you are not out of it.

  30. Delhi Escorts will reliably appreciate you in case you contribute some extraordinary vitality with them and get need your life and the best thing is you never get depleted

  31. This comment has been removed by the author.

  32. Boden, is this your blog is very nice and thankful for given info so for any required releted to internet security go and read this go and read this.
    Avast Download

  33. Our sexual services of Delhi Escorts are very true, pure, real, private, safe and secure for all to enjoy with full freedom as well as our beauties are loyal and dedicated to their duties and responsibilities.

  34. If you want to get a unique dating experience and ultimate fun from sensuous and stunning female Delhi escorts, super sexy cantonment area escorts from a reputed escort agency will be the best bet. Delhi Escorts

  35. Make Your BoringLife Special with Jaisalmer Escorts girls are so much hot and sexy the will satisfied you in physicale

  36. Make your boring life special with Jaisalmer Escorts Provide high class girls and women for client entertainment purpose more click on given link

  37. Why Jaisalmer Escorts Girls Are Superior In Bed — Here Are Some Secrets? need information just visit the given link below the Discraption

  38. When you are thinking that your life is not giving you too many options about the intimacy goals then one thing that you need to do is about the booking of Jaisalmer escort.

  39. hey guys here is my blog topic related to the Mail recommendations when ever you any required for solve the AOL Mail Or Block Your Account So you Can GO And Read This,
    AOL Mail

  40. Great web site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks in your effort! 야설
    Feel free to visit my blog :

  41. Very good information. Lucky me I recently found your website by accident I have book marked it for later!
    Feel free to visit my blog : 일본야동

  42. This blog is very informative the stuff you provide I really enjoyed reading 국산야동
    Feel free to visit my blog : 국산야동

  43. I am very happy to discover your post as it will become on top in my collection of favorite blogs 일본야동
    Feel free to visit my blog : e 일본야동

  44. It's late finding this act. At least, it's a thing to be familiar with that there are such events exist. I agree with your Blog and I will be back to inspect it more in the future so please keep up your act 야설
    Feel free to visit my blog : 야설


Thanks for your kind comments!

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner