46: Prevent tons of trash from entering your local landfill

This weeks podcast topic is how to prevent tons of trash from entering your local landfill and I’ll be sharing 3 simple ways you can make this happen.

In 2012, Americans generated over 251 millions tons of trash and recycled and composted almost 86.6 million tons. Diverting about 32% of waste from landfills. ““This prevented the release of approximately 168 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent into the air in 2012 — similar to taking 33 million cars off the road for a year.” “Imagine if we increased our recycling rate to 60%. It could save an equivalent of 315 million barrels of oil per year.”

Today’s simple green up action step: Take a look at each item you are about to throw out. Can it be recycled, composted, reused, or up cycled? If so, don’t throw it out.

Stay Tuned: Tomorrow I’ll be sharing how to perform your trash audit. Yes it will be more fun than you can imagine.

In the meantime, remember to download your Simple Green Up Tool Kit – 3 Ways to Reduce Trash and prevent tons of trash from entering your local landfill.

Enjoy your day and the world around you.

C S Wurzberger, The Green Up Girl

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