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.
Million Tons of trash is produced in the U.S. each year.
Percent of municipal waste is recycled yearly.
Million Tons of trash is recovered by recycling.
Keep Port Aransas Beautiful Recycling Projects
Keep Port Aransas Beautiful puts recycling as a top priority and works to educate people and businesses about the importance of following the four R’s… Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Aluminum Recycle Task Force, A.K.A. Flynn’s Friends
Join the Aluminum Recycle Task Force, A.K.A. Flynn’s Friends, as we recycle aluminum cans in Port Aransas. Our program began in the fall of 2022 with our efforts focusing on the beach. Sign up to join the team and help empty our turtle themed recycle containers!
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Thank you to our Turtle Beach Recycling Sponsors
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.