Whether or not you live green on a daily basis, nearly everyone knows how important recycling is for our environment. On America Recycles Day, jumpstart a recycling program at home, at work, or at school!

The EPA tells us the benefits of recycling (in case you need a refresher):

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and combustion facilities
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water, and minerals
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change
  • Helps sustain the environment for future generations
  • Helps create new well-paying jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

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To find out where you can recycle, visit the Missouri Recycling Association website.