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In the coming days, students across Franklin County will be heading back into classrooms. Do your back-to-school plans include reusing items and reducing the amount of waste your family generates? If not, consider these tips to help reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill.
On average, every Franklin County resident sends four to five pounds of waste to the landfill every day.
Eliminate Food Waste:
Nearly 13 percent of all the waste in the landfill is food waste.
Cut Down on Emissions:
Outdoor pollution can lead to serious environmental and health issues, like harming wildlife and aggravating asthma among Franklin County’s children and seniors.
Seventy percent of the material sent to the landfill could have been diverted.
Recycling saves money, supports jobs and contributes to a healthy environment.
Following these simple ideas will help to get your family’s school year off on the right track!