Plastic bottles are ubiquitous items; in our homes, cars, workplaces, and (regrettably), in our garbage cans. Most of these are available for return for a 5 or 10 cent deposit, a measure that has done its part in reducing the amount of non-biodegradable litter on the ground, and producing recycled byproducts that we actually use.
Everyone has an invested interest in keeping our planet clean and unpolluted. Every effort that is made towards making environmentally safe choices is another step towards healing our already overburdened Earth.
Organizations typically see the recycling container as the symbol of their environmental efforts. In reality, recycling is only one--and arguably the least important--of the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Recycling programs are steadily being implemented in more towns and business across the country. If your town or businesses is not currently part of a program, either with scheduled pickups of recycling containers or routine trips to a waste center, getting one started can greatly benefit the community -- and the world as a whole.