16 Nov Reuse, Reduce, Recycle: What and where?
This past Monday was National Recycling Day and some of us don’t take recycling into consideration on this day but every day. What can be recycled? And where? It can take form in the simplest things we do.
And some of us don’t take recycling into consideration on this day but every day.
Many of us in the community want to do better for the environment but lack the resources to do so.
“Sometimes, when I do cleaning work, in the parts of Las Vegas that show a higher economic level, there is more care to the trees, to the vegetation, and above all, it is noticeable in the difference of recycling programs, to those of our working communities. We should have access to those same resources because that is not equality.” – Fary Canales, MRNV member of the Environmental Justice Committee
The Nevada community should have access to those resources. While this issue needs to be addressed, we plan to help the community with what we can at this very moment.
What can be recycled?
First, before starting to recycle, what can we reuse?
We can reuse containers from butter, sour cream, marinara sauce, the list goes on. Some of us already do this, and we can recycle gift wrap by reusing it. Other objects that can be recycled are bottles, cardboard, clothes, and even electronics.
So, where can I recycle?
For clothing, you can donate to a local goodwill
Now, we can’t forget water.
Water is an essential source for all of us. We take it for granted and forget that it can disappear one day if we aren’t careful with our consumption. There are ways to help, though! We take shorter showers or note the amount of time our sprinklers are on to save water. We can do our laundry only when it is necessary. There are many more ways to help conserve water.
Are you interested in making a change to better the environment in your Las Vegas community? Join our environmental justice committee, contact: