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Please Recycle

Recycling is so Important! ♻️
You can recycle electronics, phones, paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, cardboard, tin cans, phone books, and newspapers at SHOW INC. in Sapulpa, located across from the Salvation Army on Hickory.  You may also recycle at the MET in Sand Springs, located at 105 East Morrow Road. These companies employ many special needs individuals. Recycling saves water and trees, reduces pollution, creates jobs, and helps the community.
Walmart now has a recycling bin in their parking lot.
What Can you do?
Put trash in the trash can.

Look on the side of the road while you are driving and you will see trash everywhere. Litter can pollute water supplies and hurt animals. Plus it looks terrible! There is a trash can at the place you left and the place you are going.
Please be an Earth Kid and put trash in the trash can!
Use reusable drinking bottles.
Each day in the U.S. more than 60 million water bottles are thrown away. Americans buy enough plastic water bottles to circle the earth five times each week. 1.4 billion Capri Sun packages end up in landfills every year, enough to wrap around the earth five times. 
Use reusable bags when shopping.
It takes up to 1,000 years for a plastic bag to break down. On average, a plastic shopping bag is used for just 12 minutes. The US is responsible for around 327 billion bags ending up in the sea every year. 
Turn out the light.
Turning off your lights when you leave the room will help reduce the use of non-renewable resources that are harmful to the environment. You can turn off the lights during the day especially if you don’t need them.
Skip the straw.
Americans use an estimated 500 million straws everyday. What happens to the 182 billion straws used every year? Well, they end up in landfills, incinerators, or as toxin-releasing litter like microplastics in our environment.  Although plastic straws are a relatively small contribution to total plastic pollution by weight, they are very problematic. About 8.3 billion of them are currently polluting the world’s beaches. As a result, around 90% of sea turtle species and seabirds now contain plastic in their stomachs. By 2030, ocean plastic is predicted to outweigh fish 3-to-1.
Crush the Can!
Making beverage cans from recycled aluminum cuts air pollution by about 95%.
Americans throw away enough aluminum every three months to rebuild our entire commercial air fleet. Last year, approximately 36 billion aluminum cans were landfilled. The cans that were thrown away had an estimated scrap value of more than $600 million.
Save a Tree! Recycle Paper and Cardboard.
The average American uses seven trees a year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. This amounts to about 2,000,000,000 trees per year.
The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it. Let’s change that!