Better Ways to Celebrate America Recycles Day: Practicing the 7 Rs

Collin Dunn

Collin Dunn (@collin_dunn)
Living / Culture
November 16, 2009

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Before we detail what that world might look like, let's pull back the curtain a bit further. One of the strange parts about the official America Recycles Day this year is the sponsors they brought on board. Nestle Waters is a bottled water company, and the American Chemistry Council certainly has an interest in keeping a lot of plastic rolling through various cycles of the supply chain. Are we supposed to buy this?

Rather than blindly pumping resources and energy through this system that eventually sends almost everything to the landfill, let's work a little harder and celebrate Zero Waste Day instead. To do so, all you have to do is follow the 7 Rs.

Photo credit: America Recycles Day