We’re really recycling more and discarding less
If you live in Sugar Land, you’re now recycling more than 100 percent of what you did last year. Numbers released by the City of Sugar Land show that on the average it used to be that 34 pounds per month were recycled per household. Now it’s 83 pounds per month. That’s about as much as a large dog weighs or a very skinny model and 10 gallons of water, too, minus three pounds.
So, thanks to the residents, Sugar Land received a recycling award from the Gulf Coast Recycling Council for its waste minimization and recycling efforts. Sugar Land’s recycling program, curbside with that city issued 65-gallon recycling cart, expanded last year accepting glass bottles and jars. Most recycled materials, we’re told, is remade into the same material it was before it was recycled.
But, recycling can be creative, too, and take on other functional forms, like purses, and of course those one of a kind green gadgets, green toys, and many other items instead of filling a landfill. Congrats, Sugar Land!