November 14, 2013 | Volume 43, Number 45

Be more conscientious about recycling

Friday, Nov. 15, is America Recycles Day. It can be a day to re-evaluate how we are disposing of our waste. Statistics indicate the average American produces over four pounds of waste daily. How much of that “garbage” are you recycling? Did you know that recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television for four hours or that if Americans had recycled all paper in 2011, we could have covered 42,000 soccer fields in paper three feet deep? We can all do better in reducing, reusing and recycling. Take the pledge for better recycling next year.

Ramona Holmes