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Let’s Talk Trash! NOV/DEC 2018

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Recycle or not to Recycle...THAT IS THE QUESTION!

Who is?

It is well known in Cheatham County,

5 Reasons Why People Do Not Recycle

5 Reasons Why People Should Recycle

Tennessee, that A. O. Smith purchased State Industries (State Stove) which was one of the largest water heater manufacturing companies in the US. Did you know that A.O. Smith is more than a water heater manufacturing company? A. O. Smith has been in operation for over 140 years having started in 1874 by Charles Jeremiah Smith. He made hardware parts for baby carriages and bicycles, and so much more! Remember the original founder of A.O. Smith that was featured in last year’s Sept issue of Let’s Talk Trash news, Charles Jeremiah Smith? He was a skilled tradesman! “At 16 years of age, Smith became an indentured apprentice to Maudslay Sons and Field of London where his five year apprenticeship exposed him to some of the most advanced marine machine manufacturing thinking of the time. aosmith.com

1. “Recycling is inconvenient.” This seems to be the number one reason why people don’t recycle – they don’t want to put in the extra effort. Some places have no pick-up. Some people say that they just can’t be bothered. Is that a good enough reason? 2. “I do not have enough space in my home to recycle.” The lack of space is an issue for many. People don’t want to see garbage and with little storage space for recycling bins, the trash is an eyesore. Is that a good enough reason? 3. “If they paid me, I’d recycle.” Some countries fine people for not recycling. Some regions pay for just bottle recycling (we know that works). Some areas have no penalties or incentives for recycling. Is that a good enough reason? 4. “Recycling doesn’t make a difference. So why do it?” Misinformation about overflowing landfills, depleted resources and climate change has convinced some people that recycling doesn’t make a difference. They believe there is no problem. Is that a good enough reason? 5. “It is just too hard to do.” Since there are so many facets to recycling – bottle, plastic and paper, it’s hard to decipher which kinds go where. Is that a good enough reason?

1. “Recycling saves energy.” Recycling saves energy because the manufacturer doesn’t have to produce something new from raw natural resources. By using recycled materials we save on energy consumption, which keeps production costs down. 2. “Recycling reduces landfills.” Recycling reduces the need for more landfills. No one wants to live next to a landfill. 3. “Recycling preserves our resources and protects wildlife.” By recycling, we reduce the need to destroy habitats for animals. Paper recycling alone saves millions of trees. 4. “Recycling is good for the economy.” Recycling and purchasing recycled products creates a greater demand for more recycled goods. Goods made from recycled materials use less water, creates less pollution and uses less energy. 5. “Recycling helps our climate problems.” Recycling produces considerably less carbon, which reduces the amount of unhealthy greenhouse gas omissions.

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