Nov 13, 2015
Toothpaste tube squeezed

America Recycles Day–on November 15th—is a great time to celebrate recycling and learn new ways to recycle in your home.

With the national recycling rate at 34.5%, there is still plenty we can do to recycle more, to recycle right and to convert friends and family into recyclers.

So, how can we work together to increase that recycling rate? Let’s start by recycling in the bathroom.

We have found that only 41% of Americans say they always recycle products from the bathroom. As a result, common bathroom products like shampoo bottles, toothpaste boxes and shaving cream cans are more likely to end up in landfills than their kitchen counterparts.

Why is this happening? According to a 2015 study conducted by Keep America Beautiful, more than 1 in 5 people say they would recycle more products if they understood that they could be turned into new product. And nearly half of people say they don’t recycle in the bathroom simple because they don’t have a recycling bin there to do so!

That’s why it’s more important than ever to spread the word about personal care product recycling. Check out the Top 5 items that many people forget to recycle in the bathroom (infographic below). Recycle them this America Recycles Dayand every day!

Top 5 Items People Forget to Recycle in the Bathroom

Feature image courtesy of Pavlos Stamatis

By Earth911

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