Americans throw away 28 million bottles and jars that can be recycled each year.
The average person has no clue how much of their waste can actually be recycled. After all, it’s easy to get in the habit of throwing garbage away. But with just a little more consciousness, it is not only easy but very gratifying to let your waste – paper, metal, plastics and glass – live another day. And that day isn’t in a landfill, stream, or along the side of the road!