Find Out What Really Happens to Your Recycling

This post was sponsored by the Carton Council as part of an Ambassador Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

 

Tomorrow is garbage day again.  It’s also recycling week.  Every week as I roll the cans to the end of the driveway, I’m struck again by how much what we buy matters.  Not only because of what ingredients are in the foods we are purchasing, but also because what those foods are packaged in matters too.  The habits we instill in our children while they are young can drive them through their life.  I strive to make those habits ones worth keeping.  Some are more difficult than others but there is one that is a pretty easy habit.  Recycling.

Bless their little hearts, these amazing kids of mine love to recycle and reuse everything.  The kids love to be in charge of putting things into the trash and recycling cans and always ask me first, “The big garbage or the little garbage?”  Even at 7, 5 and 3; the kids know that we recycle when we can.  That’s what I love about the Carton Council.  Founded in 2009, the Carton Council is committed to preventing cartons from ending up in landfills. Cartons are lightweight and compact with a low carbon footprint.  Cartons use the least amount of materials possible helping to preserve our Earth’s resources.  Many people don’t know that cartons can and SHOULD be recycled.  Cartons purchased that contain your favorite soups, milk, juice {and even wine}  and more go on to become something new, like other paper products or chemical free environmentally friendly building materials when you recycle them.  Have you ever wondered how your recycled waste goes on to become new, usable products?  We have.  Check out the video below to find out.

Pretty amazing, right?!  It’s pretty cool to see what happens to it once it gets picked up from your house.  The best part of it all is that you are purchasing things you were planning to get anyway.  You just get to purchase them in fully recyclable materials.  Yay!  Since the kids shop with me, they are already learning the benefits and reasons of why we choose one brand or product over another.

I’d love to hear how you make recycling a priority in your home so be sure to leave a comment below and let me know.

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