Do you recycle? Have you ever considered it as something worthwhile of your time? Do you know of the positive effect recycling has--and the negative impact that throwing something away can induce?
As Aldous Huxley once said, “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” This is especially true in this case, because millions of people worldwide remain oblivious to the benefits that throwing a soda can in one bin can have over another.
For example, lets look at a water bottle; one of the most frequently thrown away items. By placing it in a recycling bin, you'll not only save twice as much energy, but you'll save it a couple thousand years in a landfill. In fact, Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, but only 27% gets recycled!
The Rescue Rangers are planning on cleaning up parks, surveying restraurants and hotels, and making a positive impact on the Earth. Keep up to date on this blog, and the dates for the park litter cleanups will be revealed in the coming weeks. Remember, every little thing you do makes a difference!
This picture was taken of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch--a massive stretch of debris collected in the ocean!