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Plastic accounts for 17% of all the material that is thrown into the landfill each year by Franklin County residents and businesses*. What were yesterday’s benefits of plastic are quickly becoming a topic for greater discussion today. Plastic is durable and long-lasting which in the landfill environment means it doesn’t decompose and takes up precious and limited landfill space. Not to mention, it’s highly recyclable and should be recycled.
If this makes you want to reduce the amount of plastic you’re using in your day-to-day activities, there are a few easy swaps that can help:
These are simple yet effective actions we can all take to reduce the amount of plastic we use.
*RRS. (April 2016). SWACO Waste Stream Assessment & Preliminary Program Evaluation. Retrieved from https://www.swaco.org/DocumentCenter/View/131/Waste-Stream-Assessment-and-Preliminary-Program-Evaluation-PDF?bidId=
*Ban The Bottle. Bottled Water Facts. Retrieved from https://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/