Recycling has come a long way since its inception. Now, we have programs across the country to recycle paper, plastic, aluminum, cell phones and even computers, as well as a wealth of consumer goods made out of recycled content. All of which prompts us to ask, are you recycling the old way, or the new way? So how does recycling work in N.C.? Check out the North Carolina recycling plastics loop here.
Scroll through the list below to find an ARD event near you:
This year when people take the recycling pledge, they can pledge to:
Everyone that electronically signs the pledge will be registered to win state-wide recycled content prize packs. Items in the prize packs include an iPhone case, golf balls, a pet bed, a bracelet, office supplies, metal fire pits and more! Winners will be notified by e-mail after 11/15/09.
Look on the package to determine if a product contains recycled material. If it has a logo like the one on the left, it is a reminder to recycle the product. If it has the logo on the right, then the product has recycled content. Check out the great educational recycled content classroom kits on our Resource List that can help drive home the message.
When buying recycled products make sure you know the difference!
Did you know many companies in N.C. make products with recycled content such as bean bag chairs in Lexington? Find out more here.
Besides your magazines, pickle jars, cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and washing machines having recycled content material, other products do also. Below is a list of companies that sell products with recycled content. Don’t forget your "Mom and Pop" stores who also sell recycled content products. Click here for a list of companies that sell environmentally friendly products.
Recycle Guys Home For questions, contact Kelley Dennings (919) 715-6507
N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
1639 Mail Service Center • Raleigh NC 27699-1639 • (919) 715-6500 • (800) 763-0136