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Reduce, reuse, and recycle!

Nov 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM / by Pacifica Senior Living

Get ready to reduce, reuse, and recycle! On November 15th, the nation recognized National Recycling Day to bring attention to the benefits of recycling and the ways we can each reduce our individual waste. 

 

At Pacifica Senior Living communities, we are committed to reducing our waste by encouraging recycling and minimizing one-use plastics on campus (like using elegant dinnerware instead of paper plates and plastic forks!). Alongside our commitment to recycling, our energy-efficient appliances help our communities reduce their impact on the environment. 

 

According to National Geographic, Americans throw away more than 246 million tons of trash per year. As our landfills fill up with non-compostable materials, recycling can help us find new use for plastics, aluminum, and glass. While helping preserve our planet and minimize the waste thrown in landfills, recycling helps reduce our use of non-renewable resources!

 

On National Recycling Day, we are offered education about recycling to help our residents learn more about ways they can help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. Many materials we use throughout our day-to-day lives can be recycled, including soda cans, glass bottles, cardboard boxes, and much more!

 

In addition to recycling, we encourage our residents to minimize their waste output by using non-disposable materials when possible, like reusable grocery bags. We are committed to helping residents know which materials are recyclable, helping them choose a cardboard box for takeout instead of styrofoam, knowing which one can be recycled! 

 

Families are welcome to learn more about Pacifica Senior Living’s commitment to recycling by chatting with our team or visiting our residences.

 

We offer recycling options on campus to make reducing and reusing easier, and we are happy to help residents decide the best way to dispose of their trash when they are unsure if something may be recycled. 

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