True Confession of an Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee member: I failed the SWACO recycling quiz. I knew four answers, out of eight. Thank goodness my tears can’t stain this electronic page.
A few things I learned are below:
On average, every resident of Franklin County throws away 4-5 pounds of material each day, which equals over 1,500 pounds a year—for just one person
70% of all material sent to our local landfill could have been composted or recycled
Empty aerosol containers of non-hazardous material CAN be recycled
Plastic bottle caps must be reattached to plastic bottles before going into the recycling bin, otherwise they’ll end up in the landfill
After my dismal first attempt, I retook the quiz and got 100% of the answers correct! Now it’s time to test your own recycling knowledge and challenge your friends to do the same.