We have many options available to reduce our impact on God's earth and reduce our waste. In today's post, I'm sharing some information on recycling put together by Lake Katherine's Green Team.
Recycling is one option that we have to reduce how much waste ends up in landfills and how many new materials need to be made to produce future products. Mining for and processing metals to make steel and aluminum cans is particularly resource-intensive--so make sure those soda cans and soup cans make it into the recycling bin! The good news when using metal cans is that metals are some of the most recyclable materials because they can be used over and over to make the same type of container.
Some details on recycling may vary by your region and your recycling provider, so if you have questions, you can always take a look online to find more details for where you live.
Recycling is a good and relatively easy step to reducing our waste, but it's not a silver bullet for all our environmental problems. Look for future posts addressing some of the other R's of Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle.
I'm a biology professor at Trinity Christian College. I'll be using this page to share interesting stories related to ecology and conservation at Trinity and in the Chicago area (although I might be tempted to expand my geographic focus upon occasion).