Green Living has been a topic that has been addressed numerous times by developers, builders, and more frequently, by our buyers. It is a way to save money, protect health, and is also good for the soul! According to the Environmental Protection Agency 75% of solid waste is recyclable and onle about 30% of it is actually recycled. The benefits of recycling are numerous but include, job creation in the US, reduction in the need for landfills, prevents pollution, saves energy, decreases emissions, conserves natural resources, and it sustains the environment. In order to recycle better, here are three tips to insure you are recycling the right way.
1. Clean. Make sure you rinse out all containers, workers cannot rinse items and they are forced to throw them away.
2. Blank Slate. Remove all labels from bottles and cans, this only takes a second and it makes the difference between landfill and recyclable.
3. Put a Face to a Name. Take a visit to your local recycling center to ask what they accept and what they do not accept. Contrary to popular belief each center is different and there could be more to recycle than just bottles and cans!!