11 WAYS TO CUT YOUR TRASH IN HALF
In 1989 California launched an ambitious campaign to cut its trash in half by the year 2000. Each city and county developed plans and initiated recycling programs to reach goals, and Californians like you have come through in a big way. Today, statewide we reuse and recycle an estimated 32 percent of our solid waste. In fact California recycles 17 million tons a year – more than twice as much as the next two states combined!
But to get to 50 percent, calrecycle.ca.gov and your local authority are asking you to take some, or all of these easy steps to help cut your trash in half.
For years you have been doing a great job recycling bottles, cans, and newspapers, including nearly 10 billion beverage containers last year alone! But have you tried grass cycling or composites? Or have you thought about buying products made from those old cans, bottles, and newspapers?
Best of all, these tips are not only good, they’re good for you! In the short run, recycling and reuse can save you money, and in the long run, cutting trash makes your landfill last longer, saving you tax dollars.