Friday, November 14, 2008

Recycling - it's not just for the other guy

Tomorrow is the 11th year of America Recycles Day! Whoohoo! Recycle like there's no tomorrow! Too true. We are lucky enough to have the enormous blue receptacle in which to plop our recyling. No sorting! Put in all the corrugated boxes you want! It's great, and we are definitely recycling more. Ever wonder what happens to all that stuff? The National Recycling Coalition, which sponsors America Recycles Day, has a nifty feature on its web site. Using the Conversionator you can get an idea of how many airplanes could be built with the aluminum cans we send to landfills. Oh, and library bonus: the Des Moines Public Library now offers 'recycling' bags, the kind you buy so as to accumulate fewer bags from stores. They're $2 each, or 2 for $3. We do our part.

National Recycling Coalition
America Recycles Day

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