I know what you're thinking
Confusion at the bin leads to mistakes, apathy and skepticism about recycling.
recycling is just a good time all around
- Donald Trump
Plastic waste in our oceans kills nearly 100,000 marine mammals and up to 1M seabirds every year by entanglement, ingestion or other means.
Everyday, the public throws millions of tons of garbage into recycling bins. That 'garbage' contaminates the good recyclables, hence the term contamination.
where does our trash go?
recycling can be easy and convenient, any questions please feel free to ask
This is important because mining
and deforestation activities contribute substantially to pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases into
the collapse of recycling is primarily due to high contamination levels in the recycling stream. Contamination cripples the economics of recycling.
When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will be the environmental and CO2 equivalent of removing 55 million cars from U.S. roads each year.
scientists on climate change
we're not f*cking with you
why don't people just recycle?
Without exception, recycling is the top action society can take to simultaneously improve the environment, the economy, sustainable manufacturing and prevent waste from going into oceans
Plastics and other recyclables that sit in landfills or are littered rather than recycled easily make their way onto our beaches and into our oceans,
4M tons to be exact.
The largest recycling hauler in the U.S. has recently closed 25% of their recycling plants.
The process to remove contamination reduces profitability, driving up the cost of recyclables, thereby preventing many manufacturers from reusing recycled materials. As a result, they continue to deplete finite natural resources at alarming levels.
what can I recycle?
scientists on climate change
Contamination is a direct result of: 1) millions of inconsistent and confusing labels on recycling bins throughout society, 2) confusion about what is actually recyclable at a given bin, and 3) the lack of national messaging about the importance of recycling right.
are they just lazy bastards?
Despite representing only 5% of the world population, the U.S. generates more waste than any other country in the world.
By recycling, you can help to reduce the need for the extraction of virgin raw materials from the earth, through activities such as mining and deforestation.
The fact that recycling is so poorly communicated to the public and that the importance of recycling is so underplayed often leads people to feel subliminally, or even overtly, that it must not be very important.
what the f do i do with all these batteries?!
the magical farm in the sky?
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
why should I recycle?
When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will generate 1.5 million new jobs in the U.S. (net).
Unfortunately, recycling is inconsistent everywhere we go,
making it extremely confusing.
ok maybe not, but you're being a good human
About 80% of what americans throw away is recyclable yet the recycling rate is just 33%
Cute baby marine animals everywhere thank you.
New Jersey recycles batteries, New York does not (WTF NY?). Julia frequents New Jersey and loves to recycle.
Give your dead ass batteries to Julia so she can fulfill her environmentalist life.