Have you seen this symbol before? : Have you seen this symbol before? Slide 2: It's called a mobius loop and is the universal symbol for recycling around the world. What is Recycling? : What is Recycling? Process by which items that would otherwise be solid waste are collected separated and returned to the economic mainstream to be reused in the form of raw materials and finished goods Slide 4: What items are recyclable? Paper
Alumnimum Slide 5: Paper What paper can be recycled? Office Paper
Boxes Aluminum : Aluminum What aluminum can be recycled? Soda Cans
Soup Cans All the Aluminum cans recycled since 1972 would stretch from New York to L.A. and back 15,939 times Glass : Glass Glass that can be recycled? Clear Glass Bottles
Green Glass Bottles
Amber Glass Bottles Plastics : Plastics Plastic materials that can be recycled are: Soft drink bottles
Soap Containers CONTAMINATION : CONTAMINATION Certain plastic containers can not be recycled:
Deli Meat containers and take-out boxes
Only Number 1 and 2 Plastics can be recycled in Charleston
Plastic bags RECYCLING : RECYCLING What Can Be Recycled?
Paper Cardboard Envelopes Phone Books Post-it Notes Magazine
Bottles and Cans
Cans Plastic Bottles Glass Bottles Milk and Juice Jugs Dish Soap Bottles Slide 11: We’re generating more trash than ever, and we’ve set a community goal to increase recycling especially in city buildings Slide 12: Recycling saves energy, reduces pollution, saves natural resources, and reduces green house gas emissions to help secure Charleston’s future.