The average American generates 4.4 pounds of trash per day, adding to the grand total of about 251 million tons of trash the U.S. accumulates per year. Recycling mines valuable materials out of ‘garbage’ in order to more sustainably create products that we use everyday — from water bottles to carpet, glass, automobles and clothing. According to the U.S. EPA, American communities recycled and composted nearly 35% of municipal solid waste in 2012, diverting 87 million tons to recovery.
Recycling in Port Aransas & Texas
Keep America Beautiful Programs
- Keep America Beautiful – national nonprofit organization, focusing on litter prevention, waste reduction/recycling and community greening & beautification.
- America Recycles Day – nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs.
- RecycleBowl – national K-12 recycling competition.
- RecycleMania – national recycling competition for colleges and universities.