With an emphasis on being more "green," many communities and individuals have committed to recycling as many materials as possible to help the environment.
According to RecyclingFacts.org, each person generates about 4.7 pounds of waste every day. Recycling as much of this waste as possible is necessary, as more than 50 percent of this trash ends up in landfills.
Here are some other facts the website offers that may encourage more people to recycle:
1. It takes between 80 and 100 years for an aluminum can to break down in a landfill.
2. It takes more than 1 million years for glass to decompose in a landfill.
3. It can take up to 700 years for plastic to break down in a landfill.
Many people simply say they don't have the time or space to recycle these everyday household items.
The Rack Sack may help by offering a compact, convenient place for individuals to collect recyclables in their homes.
These wire-framed racks mount on the inside of any cabinet and hold up to a 5-gallon trash bag.
Putting one wherever you have space – in a kitchen, garage, laundry area, work space or basement – will help to ensure individuals are recycling as much as possible.