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America Recycles Day Puts Spotlight on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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- 1709 days ago -
What happens to the stuff we throw away? About 53 percent of it goes into landfills, according to the U.S. EPA. About 12 percent is combusted for energy. About 35 percent is recycled.

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Ben O (150)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 7:29 am
About 53 percent goes into landfills...??? -Give me a break!!!

pam w (139)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:19 am
I know what you mean, Ben! Makes ME sick, too!

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:30 am
Ben said it.... again.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:06 am
Ditto Ben! Thanks Cal. This just thoroughly pissed me off!

Sheila D (28)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:40 am
Only 35% recycled? Loved the video. Thanks, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 10:16 am
Noted thanks

Birgit W (160)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 3:22 pm
This is just terrible.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:17 pm
Noted , thanks , recycle everything possible !

Winnie Adams (179)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 5:43 pm

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 6:09 pm
Noted. Nothing is more essential than the three R's. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Let's all think about the three R's globally and locally. I work in my county's recycling center two days a week. You would be surprised how many almost new things I find and then I set these things in the "Reuse" area and most days these things have all been taken home by someone to REUSE.....this also reduces consumerism. When we quit being needy consumers, we will weaken the corporations and banks.

Karen Chestney (112)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 8:53 pm
Thank--you..I didn't know there was a National Recycle Day.

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 4:51 am
Probably, but every state is different.

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday October 20, 2013, 5:18 am
Noted, thanks.

Helen Porter (39)
Monday October 21, 2013, 2:43 am
More and more places are beginning to recycle.

I was delighted to find a recycle container at Starbucks. I expressed my appreciation to the staff. And, of course, I asked "Do you have a computer." Then I shared about Care2 Petitions. I've got a great sales
pitch. lol
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