Recycling is important, not only to save energy and to conserve our natural resources, but to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills. Recycling can be beneficial to your school by cutting down on garbage disposal costs, making students and staff aware of environmental concerns and helping to reduce waste instead of creating it. Take pride in showing respect for our Earth!
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, each year, Americans generate millions of tons of trash, more than any other country. “Source Reduction” (reduce and reuse) is a basic solution to the garbage glut. Because source reduction actually prevents the generation of waste in the first place, it comes before other management options that deal with trash after it is already generated. After source reduction, recycling and composting are the preferred waste management options because they reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and conserve resources.
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