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I Pledge To Recycle More

Celebrate America Recycles Day, on November 15, by committing to recycle (and buy recycled) more.

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Recycling = jobs

Recycling supports nearly 37,000 jobs in Minnesota. That equals to about $8.5 billion in economic activity.

Recycling supports nearly 37,000 jobs in Minnesota. That equals to about $8.5 billion in economic activity.

Six out of every 10 cans get carelessly tossed in the trash. In Minnesota, we throw away $285 million worth of recyclables.

Six out of every 10 cans get carelessly tossed in the trash. In Minnesota, we throw away $285 million worth of recyclables.

Recycling in the privy

Be nice, think twice next time you’re in the can. Many of those extra “reading materials,” toilet paper tubes, shampoo and shower gel bottles, and toothpaste boxes can be recycled.

Be nice, think twice next time you’re in the can. Many of those extra “reading materials,” toilet paper tubes, shampoo and shower gel bottles, and toothpaste boxes can be recycled.

Recycling is more than Minnesota nice

In 2011, Minnesotans recycled enough materials to conserve over 5 million trees, saving enough energy to power all the homes in Ramsey County for one year, and reduce greenhouse gases equivalent to taking more than 1.3 million cars off the road.

In 2011, Minnesotans recycled enough materials to conserve over 5 million trees, saving enough energy to power all the homes in Ramsey County for one year, and reduce greenhouse gases equivalent to taking more than 1.3 million cars off the road.

Paper cuts

Did the dog shred your homework? Getting a lot of junk mail? Don’t let a torn up piece of junk mail or homework discourage you from recycling. All those little tiny pieces of paper are still recyclable (even with the dog slobber).
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Did the dog shred your homework? Getting a lot of junk mail? Don’t let a torn up piece of junk mail or homework discourage you from recycling. All those little tiny pieces of paper are still recyclable (even with the dog slobber).

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