The Recycling Bin

— Plastic bags in the oceans kill over 1 million sea creatures a year.

— Over 25 trillion Styrofoam coffee cups are thrown away each year by Americans.

— In the year 2,000, recycling of solid waste prevented the release of 32.9 million metric tons of greenhouse gases.

— The aluminum can is endlessly recyclable — that means it can be used, recycled, and turned back into a new can endlessly.

— Recycling allows more emphasis to be put on creating technology to utilize what already exists.

Information provided by ReGroup, a nonprofit educational group, formed in 1989 to develop public awareness of waste reduction, reuse and recycling benefits on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

ReGroup meets every third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Hope Community Resources Community Center on Princeton Avenue off Kalifornsky Beach Road, unless otherwise notified.

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