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MC PALS Recycling & Education Report for 10/2015
by Nicole Reyes
The Albertville-Boaz Recycling Authority and the City of Guntersville Recycling Program are members of a consortium of state-wide municipal recycling providers receiving a $75,000 grant from the Alabama Recycling Fund to develop a new PSA to promote recycling in Alabama. This partnership created the highly successful “Recycling, It Works for Me” campaign that went viral across the state in 2013-2014 and received over $1,000,000 of airtime.
The City of Guntersville Recycling Program also received an ARF Grant to purchase additional recycling trailers and a commercial grade glass crusher.
America Recycles Day Events in Marshall County
9:00 am to 1:00 pmAlbertville-Boaz Recycling for Charity at the Albertville-Boaz Recycling Center. They are collecting gently used eye glasses, coats, and books. Secure Shred will be on hand.
8:30 am to 1:30 pm Guntersville will have a recycling drop-off station at the City Harbor Pavilion on Blount Avenue for electronics (TV’s under 19 inches for $10, over 19 inches for $20 each and $10 per computer monitor and $9 per computer tower) and other recyclables and gently used coats.
Recycle Bowl participants were Marshall Christian, BSL Kindergarten, Albertville Primary, Albertville Elementary, Evans Elementary and Albertville Middle.
Mc PALS and Keep Guntersville Beautiful had booths at the Annual ARTS Camp at Civitan Park and educated about 350 students on the importance of litter prevention and recycling.
Albertville Jr. Chamber of Commerce and GHS Students for Earth and Girls Scouts of USA Troop 10098 are assisting with ARD events in their respective cities.
- It takes 75,000 trees each week to produce the Sunday edition of the New York Times.
- If Americans recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we would save 25 million trees a year.
- The average American uses 580 pounds of paper each year. As a nation, we consume 850 million trees annually.
- In 1991, the Great Wall of China became the second largest man-made structure in the world. The largest was Fresh Kills Landfill serving New York City; it is now the highest point on the east coast.
- Americans throw away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour!
- For every glass bottle recycled, we save enough energy to light a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
- Every year, Americans throw away enough office and writing paper to build a wall 12 feet high from New York to Los Angeles.
- Every Sunday, the United States places nearly 90 percent of the recyclable newspapers in the trash; this is the equivalent of 500,000 trees!
- The filling for one sleeping bag could be made from eight-five 20-ounce soda bottles.
- Every day American businesses generate enough paper to circle Earth 20 times
- The average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash per day.
- Half of all the polyester carpet manufactured in the U.S. is made from recycled plastic bottles. It takes five two-liter plastic bottles to make one square foot of carpet.
- Remember, every person can make a difference
- Celebrate Earth Day every day by doing all you can to help preserve our planet
- Three important things you can do to care for the Earth: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
- Reduce, or cut back, on the stuff that you use or throw away.
- Reuse items instead of putting them in the trash.
- Recycle things rather sending them to the landfill,,so they can be re-made into new things.
- Take tote bags to the store rather than getting paper or plastic bags to take out your items.
- Store leftover food in reusable containers rather than in plastic wrap or foil
- Pick products that have little or no wrapping or packaging.
- Wash plastic cups, plates, and utensils, and use them again.
- Wash glass jars and use them to hold pencils, paper clips, or other small items.
- Cut up worn-out towels and T-shirts to use for rags
- Look for the recycling logos on products.
- Recycle everything you can – glass, paper, cans, cardboard, and plastic.
- Buy products in packaging that can be recycled
- Buy products made from recycled materials.
- Use rags and sponges instead of paper towels to clean up spills and other messes
- Use cloth napkins rather than paper ones
- Write or draw on both sides of a piece of paper before recycling it.
- Don’t leave the water running while you brush your teeth
- Take short showers instead of tub baths.
- Turn off the television and computer when not in use.
- Turn out the lights when you leave a room.