Recycling and Waste Reduction in the Sustainable Foothills
Here in the United States, we have a particularly large problem with waste, for example:
- Each hour, Americans throw away about 2.5 million plastic bottles.
- Enough aluminum is thrown away to rebuild our country's entire commercial airline fleet every three months.
- Americans throw away enough disposable plates and cups to serve a meal to everyone in the world six times a year.
We do our part in the Foothills to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Most residents have access to Convenience Centers where recycled items are collected. Click the link below to find a location near your home:
Other recyclables such as chemicals, manufacturing by-products, building materials, unsold product, etc may find a buyer through NC Waste Trader. This is a service provided as part of NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. For more information, go to http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/deao/rbac.
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