Tuesday, November 15 is National Recycling Day! According to “National Geographic,” Americans send 64 tons of waste to landfills during their lifetime. That’s 246 million tons of waste each year.* Therefore, to reduce this waste, it’s important to put in a diligent effort to recycle more often.
Muscular Moving Men & Storage, a Phoenix moving company, has recycled and donated 1,000,000 lbs. of furniture and food back into the community. Justin Hodge, the president of Muscular Moving Men & Storage, has four tips to help Arizonans safely recycle.
- Carefully purge documents – You can still recycle shredded documents! Shred and review the material before you recycle to ensure that you don’t personal information is not legible.
- Recycle your electronics properly – Do not put your used electronics in your recycling bin—even if all the data has been cleared! Check locally for electronics recycling events to take these materials to.
- Recycling goes beyond putting stuff in your “blue trash can” – If you have unwanted, gently used items, donate them to a local nonprofit, sell them at a yard sale, sell them on Facebook or give them to a used furniture shop. Also, consider purchasing your things second hand when you are shopping!
- Don’t recycle just to recycle – Don’t put non-recyclable materials such as plastic bags and snack wrappers in your recycle bin. This makes additional work for the staff sorting through recycled materials. https://nationaltoday.com/national-recycling-day/