Recycling For Good Project
Happy Global Recycling Day! Today, on March 18, we recognize the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources, so we are organizing a Recycling For Good project until April 17 in our neighborhood Newport Beach, California. I am excited to take the lead on this project as recycling was a topic I researched for my 6th grade school project.
Did you know that aluminum cans are infinitely recyclable? Nearly 75 percent of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today. Aluminum is a sustainable metal and can be recycled over and over again because it retains its properties indefinitely. An aluminum can is generally turned into a new can and back on store shelves within 60 days. Click here to watch our YouTube video on Mananalu canned water.
Did you also know that not all plastics are the same and not all of them can be recycled? Just because a product has the triangle arrows symbol, it doesn't mean it's recyclable — the number inside the triangle symbol is just an indicator of the type of plastic it is made of. In general, most cities recycle recycling symbol #1, which stands for PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate) and it is the most common plastic for single-use bottled beverages, because it's inexpensive, lightweight, and easy to recycle. Check your city website which plastics they actually recycle at your curbside.
For our Recycle For Good project, we are asking for families in the Port Streets in Newport Beach, California to help collect your empty soda/beer/juice aluminum cans and plastic beverage bottles. When you have a couple bags full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a non-contact pickup from your front door. Please make sure the cans or plastic bottles are empty with no liquid in them.
The cans and plastic bottles will be taken to a nearby recycling center to be recycled. All recycling proceeds from the this recycling project will be donated to The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) here in Newport Beach, California. The ENC is dedicated to providing quality education to all through hands-on experience with nature.
Today is the day for us to come together and put the planet first. We hope you will participate in our Recycling For Good project and we hope to share updates leading up to Earth Day, April 22!