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Recycling at Thanksgiving

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When Thanksgiving comes around, the excitement of holiday festivities floods the air as turkey cooks in the oven and friends and family spend time together.

 

Happy ThanksgivingAnd nothing compares to the excitement of hosting a Thanksgiving meal, whether at home or the office. However, with more people around, there's naturally more waste generated than usual.

 

Ironically, this is one of the best and most difficult times to recycle. The best because opportunity to recycle increases with the number of guests. But it's difficult to communicate how your recycling routine works without sounding overly particular.

 

 

 

 

So, if your guests aren't familiar with recycling, or if their program differs from yours, here is a game plan for effectively getting the message out there:   

 

Thanksgiving pointers

 

  • Labels- Label recycling and trash containers, so it's easy to tell one from the other.
  • Reminders- Put a reminder on your cooler, or in the fridge, where water/soda bottles and cans are stored.
  • Flyers- Tape a recycling flyer of acceptable and unacceptable items to your recycling container.
  • Strategy- If most of the waste is recyclable, place the recycling container closer to your guests than the trash can. This is especially important after a large meal!

For large gatherings, temporary bins are a great option! Holding up to 60 cans or bottles, pop-up bins make recycling convenient and portable.  

 

 

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

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Guest Sunday, 19 November 2017

   


It takes 95% less energy to recycle aluminum than it does to make it from raw materials. Making recycled steel saves 60%, recycled newspaper 40%, recycled plastics 70%, and recycled glass 40%. These savings far outweigh the energy created as by-products of incineration and landfilling.

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