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America Recycles Day was created 15 years ago by the National Recycling Coalition to make people concern of recycling. American can be proud of their nation about their conscious in recycling as America has made a big improvement. According to the data in most recent year, more than 34 percent of wastes are recycled since America Recycles day in 1997. In 2010, there would be 123 million times higher than Disney’s Space Mountain because of aluminum recycling at that time.

Let’s take a look back to this big improvement

Before America Recycles Day, there was already recycling in small ways among Americans back in time before the country was even founded. In 1960, old rags and paper were recycled to create a new paper by The Rittenhouse Mill. Moreover, Americans also gathered materials such as rubber paper and scrap metal during the wars at that time for helping in efforts.

The popularity of recycling really began to take off in the early 1970s with the advent of curbside recycling. Curbside recycling – and many subsequent improvements in recycling technology – has really contributed to the increase in recycling in America, and it continues to grow. The EPA estimates that curbside recycling programs have increased 500 percent in the last five years.

According to the EPA, an estimated 103,000 jobs can be attributed to recycling in a variety of sectors. The growth of recycling in America can also help the economy as well as the environment.

Let’s Recycling Now!

The growth in recycling still keeps on running as new recycling technology and innovation are came up to support. Nowadays in the United States., there are more than 160 single-stream facilities and 500 single-stream collection programs. As the growth number in facilities and collection, single-stream recycling has improved the rates of recycling almost 25 % in its first year. Americans are not only concern of recycling bottles, cans and paper but they are also starting to recycle the electronic waste such as computer, television, mobile devices.

These improvements in recycling technology keep on increasing recycling continuously. However, education and awareness of proper recycling are still critical.

Encourage yourself and people around you to realize what you can do for environmental by recycling what it can be recycled. Let’s keep on recycling together.

Happy America Recycles Day!

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