Supply chain shortages make proper recycling more important than ever
Submitted by Republic Services
PHOENIX, November 10, 2021 /CSRwire/ - With supply chain issues limiting the availability of raw materials, it’s more important than ever to recycle, and to recycle correctly. Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), a leader in environmental services, is celebrating America Recycles Day on November 15 by sharing simple tips designed to help households recycle properly.
A 2020 Republic Services survey revealed that 75 percent of Americans believe recycling is important but don't always do it. A quarter of these respondents cited a lack of understanding of what can and can't be recycled as a barrier. The following recycling best practices from Republic Services take some of the mystery out of the process:
“Items that can be extracted from the waste stream and recycled support a circular economy, giving materials a second life as a new product,” said Pete Keller, vice president of recycling and sustainability. “Republic Services is making recycling easier by breaking down some of the perceived complexities and helping more Americans make it part of their daily routine.”
To help consumers improve their recycling habits, Republic Services created Recycling Simplified, which provides an array of consumer tips and resources, and a curriculum with at-home and school-based lesson plans for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
Visit RecyclingSimplified.com for more information about why and how to recycle.
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