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America Recycles – Facts and Tips for Everyday Recycling

America Recycles Day is November 15, 2021. It is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Here are a few facts and tips for how to properly recycle in everyday life. Aluminum and steel are infinitely recyclable. Recycling aluminum saves more than 90% of the energy required to produce new aluminum products versus producing new metal from virgin ore. Recycling steel cans saves nearly 74% of the energy used to produce it from raw materials (enough energy to power about 18 million homes for a full year). Clean aluminum foil is recyclable. Glass can be recycled over and over without any loss in purity or quality. Recycled glass reduces emissions and comsumption of raw materials, extends the life of… Read More »America Recycles – Facts and Tips for Everyday Recycling

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What can I do with all of These Medicine containers?

Almost 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription and more than 50 percent take two – that’s a lot of empty pill containers. What can we do with all of those empty plastic containers? Refuse Contact your pharmacist/supplier and tell them you don’t want plastic containers. Tell them to switch to more commonly recycled #1 or #2 plastic. They may not change their ways immediately but the more pressure consumers put on them the better. Reduce Ask your physician to fill your prescriptions for longer periods if possible. A 90-day refill will use only 1 container whereas three 30-day refills will require 3 pill bottles. Return Box those containers up and send them back to your supplier or deliver them to your pharmacist. Repurpose They… Read More »What can I do with all of These Medicine containers?

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