The objectives for National Recycling Week, (NRW), this year is to educate students about the environmental assets that come from recycling, expand the number of businesses engaged in recycling, and advocate community re-use and recycling. Furthermore, NRW intends to increase ones access to accurate recycling information.
Recycling is important because it returns materials to use that would otherwise become waste contaminating the valuable resources on our Earth. At home, one can collect used bottles, cans, paper board, and newspapers and take them to the curb in order to make the first step in environmental returns. For a complete list of recyclable items check out: www.raleighnc.gov/recycling. Overall, recycling protects manufacturing jobs, reduces the need for landfills, saves energy, decreases pollution and Greenhouse gases, and sustains the Environment for future generations. To find a list of recyclable items and a recycling center near you: www.wakegov.com/recycling/residents/conveniencectrs.htm.