The EPA estimates that 75% of the waste stream in the U.S. is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it. So, it’s more important than ever to promote a successful America Recycles Day that will hopefully encourage your residents to divert more waste for the rest of the year.
Reaching out to residents about your recycling program is important all year-round. But when you consider that the volume of American household waste increases by 25 % between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day (about 1 million extra tons), it might be wise to send out some recycling tips to re-inspire residents before this specific window of time. Holiday specific tips will help your residents recycle right amidst the chaos of the holiday season, and prevent the potential lingering effect of extra tons of material travelling to your local landfill.
To help you educate your residents ro recycle right this Thanksgiving, here is a list of encouragements to provide:
With America Recycles Day around the corner, what celebration ideas do you have in mind for your municipality?
Increasing recycling awareness and IQ on a nationally recognized day is an ideal way to connect with your residents. So if you haven’t planned anything yet, we’ve drummed up a list of ideas to help you get the process started: