RECYCLE - The Years Project


By The YEARS Project

Yes, recycling really can help stop climate change. That’s because re-using materials usually requires less energy than extracting raw materials, and thus creates less pollution. According to the EPA, recycling just one aluminum can saves the amount of energy needed to run a laptop computer for over five hours. Use their tool below to see how much energy is saved by recycling cans, bottles, magazines or grocery bags.

Do you want to earn rewards for recycling? Check out RecycleBank. Things like recycling at home, volunteering in your community and playing “green games” online earns points redeemable for food, clothes and magazines. Since 2004, Recyclebank has helped dispose of nearly 4 billion pounds of waste.