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Only 40% of American Households Can Recycle Food and Beverage Cartons

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, recycling, protection )

- 1979 days ago -
Recycling food and beverage cartons seems to be a simple task, but apparently it's not simple enough as only 40 percent of American households recycle food and beverage cartons. That said, that value is a significant rise from just three years ago when

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Sue H (7)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:53 am
Not Good Enough!

Arielle S (313)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:02 am
Sad when it's so easy - in Fl, we had plastic tubs, here we have bags. Such little effort could make such a difference.

. (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 9:37 am
As a nation, this is disgraceful. If our trash collectors see mixed garbage, they will not empty the can.

pam w (139)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:49 am
This is outrageous!

Mitchell D (87)
Monday December 24, 2012, 12:23 pm
Clearly going in the right direction. When I am in Florida, recycling is much more limited than it is when I am in New Jersey.

BTW, you can strip off the aluminum,or plastic, cuttimng edges of the foil or plastic wrap boxes, and recycle them separately.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:33 pm
This is far from being good enough. Recycling is not difficult; it is even very simple.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:45 pm
Thanks Cher--let's hope this figure continues to rise.

. (0)
Monday December 24, 2012, 3:31 pm
We used to have the recycling bins but the UofT students and other kids in the neighborhood kept stealing them. I can't vouch for anyone else in my building but I put all my Styrofoam, plastic and cans into the grey recycling bins that the City of Toronto has on every street. That way I can at least say I tried. There's no excuse in Toronto for not recycling.

Christeen A (369)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:20 pm
Reduce, reuse and recycle please. Thank you.

Patricia N (9)
Monday December 24, 2012, 8:06 pm
I think every community in Ontario has a recycling program and it seems that most of the people recycle. Not sure about other provinces or other states. Maybe there are communities where they don't have a recycling program.

Lana Ravensky (105)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 1:53 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 2:21 am
This is sad, but true story.

Danuta W (1249)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:08 am

Jaime A (52)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:34 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 6:41 am

David C (131)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 10:12 am
maybe this explains all the trash I see on the streets.....this would be one quick and easy way to make a big difference for the health of our world quickly.

Julie E (405)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:15 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 5:33 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:30 pm
Very disappointing. People need to do more. It helps them and the planet.

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:15 am
I wish everyone could recycle, save the earth

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:57 am
Bad news.
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