The PA Resources Council urges Pennsylvanians make a New Year’s resolution to care for the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling their waste everyday.
“The EPA estimates that the average American produces 4.4 pounds of waste each day – that’s 1,600 pounds a year,” according to PRC Regional Director Justin Stockdale. “Since nearly 75 percent of this waste is in some way recyclable, a typical resident of western Pennsylvania has the potential to keep more than a half ton of waste from entering landfills each and every year.”
Make a New Year’s resolution to set as a goal keeping 75 percent of your waste out of landfills by: recycling bottles, cans and paper; properly disposing of hard-to-recycle materials; and composting kitchen scraps and yard waste.
“We’re sharing the important message that every person, every household and every family has the potential to keep a tremendous amount of trash out of local landfills and into the vibrant recycling economy that is responsible for more jobs than the auto industry,” said Stockdale. “PRC offers a wide variety of collection events, educational workshops and online resources to enable residents to properly dispose of waste throughout the year.”
Make a New Year’s resolution to care for the environment – starting today!
For more information about how to reduce, reuse and recycle every day of the year, visit the PA Resources Council’s What Can I Recycle webpage or call 412-488-7490.
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