Earth Day falls on April 22nd every year, marking the anniversary of the birth of modern environmentalism. On the first Earth Day in 1970, the goal was awareness in a world where the word “environment” was more commonly found in spelling bees than in conversation. It was more successful than anyone could imagine, drawing 20 million Americans to demonstrate for a sustainable environment.
Today, environmental consciousness is a large part of American culture, but there is always more we can do to preserve the planet. With Earth Day coming up next week, it is an important time to consider increasing your recycling efforts and making sure you are doing everything in your power to keep our planet clean. One important step is to make sure you understand what you can and cannot recycle, allowing you to maximize the impact of your contribution.
Recycling foam is an option not many people are aware of, but one that can have a huge impact on both the environment and the economy. Over 60 cities in California offer curbside foam recycling, reaching about 20% of the total California population. The foam then goes to a local processing plant, where it is cleaned, densified and sold to a manufacturer that is able to use the repurposed foam in the creation of picture frames and crown molding. The jobs of many Californians in these factories depend on recycled foam, as does the health of our planet, so be sure to recycle your foam today!
Source: Fountain Valley Patch