Education, Schools, & Kids > Why Recycle
Americans produce about 5 pounds of trash per day while recycling merely a third of that amount. According to the EPA, Americans produced 251 million tons of trash in 2012, while managing to recycle 87 million tons of that trash.
Make a difference to the entire world and recycle! Everytime you recycle, you help the planet by:
- Improving the overall conservation of our planet‘s natural resources
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Reducing the need to acquire raw and natural materials
From conserving energy to helping create jobs, recycling most importantly helps sustain the environment for future generations.