The average American creates 5 pounds of waste per day, half which is recycled in some manner, leaving roughly 2.5 pounds of waste per day. The ultimate goal of waste management is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills to the absolute minimum through recycling and/or reuse of all suitable materials.
Recycle Recycling turns waste materials from the products you purchased into new products and packaging.
Close the Recycling Loop Look for the words Made from Recycled Materials or Made from Post-Consumer Recycled Materials or Waste.
Questions Contact your county Solid Waste Coordinator or the Kentucky Division of Waste Management (502-564-6716).
References: HENV-103 Household Waste Management: Recycle (2010). Retrieved November 15, 2011, from http://www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/henv/henv101/henv101.pdf. Photo credits: Unless otherwise noted photos and clipart used in this presentation were obtained from Microsoft Office (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/), November 2011. Contact: Ashley Osborne, M.S., Extension Associate for Environmental and Natural Resource Issues. E: firstname.lastname@example.org. P:859-257-2505. Date: November 2011