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Sustainability and Stewardship Tips

Did you know…?

  • USciences participates in single-stream recycling.  See a list of acceptable recyclables.
  • Crumpled paper, dented soda cans and broken bottles are all equally recyclable.  
  • Paper towels with no harsh chemicals or grease are recyclable.
  • Electronics are “e-cyclable” at earth911.com.
  • Learn and share the proper method of disposing of unwanted medicines.
  • Plastic bottle caps are usually recyclable along with the bottle. Check with your local solid waste and recycling office to be sure, but many recycling programs accept bottle caps, made from #5 and #2 plastics.  More informaton...
  • In order to preserve a livable planet, scientists say we must reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to 350 ppm or below.  For more information and to find out how you can help, check out 350.org.
  • Reduce and reuse first to shrink your carbon footprint! Reduce your unwanted mail by unsubscribing via CatalogChoice.org
  • It takes less energy and resources to wash a load of dishes in the dishwasher than it does to recycle a plastic or paper plate. 
  • According to EPA estimates, aluminum cans account for less than 1 percent of the total U.S. waste stream because so many of them are recycled.  Keep recycling; it matters.
  • Trees help fight global warming by absorbing CO2 and other pollutants and emitting pure oxygen.  Learn more at arborday.org.  Consider planting a tree in your yard or in front of your house.  Check out Plant One Million for resources: plantonemillion.org.
  • According to the U.S. EPA, 100 million wireless phones go out of use each year. Donate your out-of-use cell phone to a local charity or find a drop-off facility near you (AmericaRecyclesDay.org/find-recycling).
  • Plastic bag and film recycling doesn’t stop with grocery bags. Recycle your dry cleaning, newspaper, & bread bags and also the plastic film on products like paper towels. Visit AmericaRecyclesDay.org/find-recycling for the nearest drop-off point. It is likely a grocery store or retailer you frequent already!
  • Close the loop by buying recycled content material. Recycling is the first step in the cycle, then the material is processed, and the last step is up to you:  Keep recycled content products in demand.  AmericaRecyclesDay.org/rcycling-tips-of-the-day


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