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


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

Cher
- 645 days ago - greenerideal.com
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. (317)
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.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
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. (191)
Monday December 24, 2012, 10:49 am
This is outrageous!
 

Mitchell D. (131)
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 (47)
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.
 

Nyack Clancy (439)
Monday December 24, 2012, 1:45 pm
noted
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
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 Anderson (500)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:20 pm
Reduce, reuse and recycle please. Thank you.
 

Patricia N. (8)
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
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Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 2:21 am
This is sad, but true story.
 

Danuta Watola (1204)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 4:08 am
noted
 

Jaime A. (32)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 5:34 am
Noted.
 

John S. (304)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 6:41 am
Sad.
 

Dave C. (214)
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. (351)
Tuesday December 25, 2012, 11:15 am
Noted
 

Donna Hamilton (141)
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 Warud (166)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:57 am
Bad news.
 
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