There are so many things that we can do in our everyday lives to help reduce waste and keep the Earth around for years and years to come. In our city, we can recycle paper, all types of plastic (except #6), tin, aluminum, and cardboard. Our family of 4 goes through so much recycling that we fill up our large container every 2 weeks. Our actual garbage is maybe, maybe a bag a week.
You would be suprised at how many people, young and old, who don't even give it a second thought and chuck everything in the regular garbage. It's not like it costs extra to recycle in most places now. Every big city that I go to has at least some kind of recycling area.
I have even seen people go right up to 2 garbage cans, one regular and one recycling and throw a soda bottle in the garbage!!
So this is my plea, to all those who read this, take that extra time to put it in the (usually) green container. At the risk of sounding cheesy, for the sake of our children and the animals we contaminate and kill with our materialism, please take the time to put it in the right place.
Be green and be proud to be green.
As the man always said "It's not easy being green."
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