Late last night, you awoke with a pounding headache, stumbled to the medicine cabinet, downed the last two pain pills and tossed the empty bottle into the wastebasket. Today is November 15, America Recycles Day, so the garbage police might be knocking at your door.
Sanitation engineers have become very picky about how garbage is wrapped. However, it’s all for the greater good of the environment. America Recycles Day reminds us that recycling efforts reduce the squandering of our natural resources.
Before relegating anything to the trash, take time to consider whether or not it can be reused. Stuff old pillows inside the pet’s bed. Take old magazines to the office break room, a nursing home, or doctor’s office. Old rice and grain containers can be decorated and reused for storing craft supplies. Bottles and cans can be recycled for refunds.
Celebrate America Recycles Day by organizing a community cleanup in which recyclable items may be exchanged between neighbors for reuse. The kids can participate by collecting refuse off their streets. You can begin right now by fetching that plastic pill bottle from the bathroom wastebasket.