So as I was driving to work the other day I asked myself the question: what am I so passionate about that I would "stand up" and use my voice. The answer came quickly...
For those of you who think, "I really don't use a lot of those products," I ask you, "Really? Are ya sure?" Here's what our household bin (and surrounding area) looks like after less than two weeks of collecting paper products.
Now imagine all that going to the landfill instead. Sad huh? Imagine if everyone on my block sent the same amount to the landfill. Downright depressing!
This is the part where I "stand up and use my voice." Please consider recycling if you don't already. Even a small amount saved from the trash can is worth it. Random fact: Did you know recycling a SINGLE aluminum saves enough energy to power a TV for 4 hours?! Crazy huh!
I don't need to tell you that one person really can make a difference. Just take another look at the picture above.
It's really not as hard to be green as Kermit previously thought. Most cities have free recycling programs and offer curbside pickup on the same day as trash pickup. It's just a matter of getting a bin and getting started.
Here are some resources:
(For those of you in apartments, there's a list of drop-off sites included).
I'll get off my soapbox now...and probably recycle it!