Today, we celebrate Global Recycling Day, a day dedicated to recognizing and promoting the importance of recycling for our planet. Did you know that recycling just one ton of paper saves 17 trees and 7,000 gallons of water?
To commemorate this day, we encourage everyone to participate in a simple (+ virtual) recycling challenge to learn about this Recycling Cheat Sheet:
🟢 Can Be Recycled:
Paper & Cardboard:
Newspapers, magazines, and brochures.
Corrugated cardboard and paperboard (e.g., cereal boxes).
Office paper (white and colored).
Plastic (Check local guidelines, as they can vary):
Bottles (e.g., water, soda, shampoo bottles).
Jugs (e.g., milk, juice).
Bottles and jars (clear, brown, green).
Aluminum beverage cans.
Steel/tin cans (e.g., soup cans).
Milk, juice, and broth cartons.
🔴 Cannot Be Recycled:
Plastic bags and plastic wrap (though some grocery stores have specific collection bins for bags).
Windows, mirrors, and glassware.
Soiled food containers or pizza boxes.
Rubber items (e.g., hoses, tires).
Electronic waste (though many cities offer e-waste collection events or drop-offs).
Light bulbs (certain types like CFLs can be taken to specific drop-off points).
Batteries (though many stores have collection bins).
Note: Always clean recyclables from food residue before placing them in the bin, and be sure to check with your local municipality or recycling center, as accepted items can vary by location.
Let's work together to make our planet a healthier place to live.
Join the Green Revolution: Celebrate Global Recycling Day with Us!
Global Recycling Day is an annual event celebrated on March 18th. It is a day dedicated to recognizing the importance of recycling as a crucial resource, rather than waste. The day aims to encourage people to recycle more and help protect the environment.
Recognizing diverse and meaningful holidays like Global Recycling Day can foster a sense of unity and engagement among employees. It provides an opportunity to connect on a deeper level, promoting a shared sense of responsibility towards our planet.
Here are some ideas for celebrating Global Recycling Day together:
Organize a recycling drive in the office.
Host a workshop on recycling and waste management.
Encourage employees to bring in reusable water bottles and coffee cups (and/or provide reusable water bottle swag).
Initiate a 'green' challenge, rewarding the department that recycles the most.
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