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“Rethink Recycling” – Recycle More! 

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Did you know that over 95% of the recyclables collected at the curb get recycled? All this recycling helps us conserve our natural resources and our land space, as well as decrease our water and air pollution.

What is Recycling?
Recycling takes our used products and makes them into raw materials for new products. More and more products on the shelves today are being made partially or entirely out of recycled materials.

Common household items made from recycled materials include newspapers, paper towels, aluminum and steel cans, plastic and glass drink containers, and plastic laundry detergent bottles.

Recycled materials can also be found in items such as roadway asphalt (recycled glass; shingles; concrete debris) or in carpeting, park benches, and pedestrian bridges (recycled plastic).

Why Recycle?
Creating products from recycled materials uses up to 95% less energy. It creates less air and water pollution, making the air more pleasant to breathe and the water better for drinking while protecting our natural resources for future generations.

Recycling:

  • Reduces the amount of trash in the landfill.
  • Requires less energy than making new products. 
  • Conserves natural resources.
  • Creates jobs.

Recycling Fact: In Minnesota, the recycling industry creates more than 19,000 jobs and creates $3.48 billion in gross economic activity every year. Recycling helps your community in many ways. 

To learn more, visit www.RethinkRecycling.com, your go-to guide for waste & recycling in the the Twin Cities.

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