Did you know there was an area wide survey conducted about local recycling issues? The results show that 63% of homes in the area recycle on a very frequent basis.
Eco-Audrey is tickled pink (or is it green) at this. St. Louis County leads the pack with 74% of homes as "very frequent recyclers", followed by St. Charles County at 61%, Jefferson County at 54% and St. Louis City at 31%.
That result isn't surprising given how easy and convenient recycling is for St. Louis County residents. I was however, dismayed to see that only 45% of St. Louis County residents report recycling a "very large amount" of their household's recyclable materials. I challenge you to send EVERYTHING possible to local recycling processors. This starts a string of job creation by sorting, bailing and selling material on the open market as a raw material for manufacturing.
80% of household waste can go in a curbside recycling cart. Don't forget paper milk cartons, juice boxes, cereal boxes, aluminum pans, foil, phone books, shampoo bottles, yogurt cups, and butter tubs. Remember, one family's recycling is industry's job creator.
Eco-Audrey is the fictional face of St. Louis County's Recycling Becomes Me campaign. Although Audrey is not real, the writer from St. Louis County Department of Health certainly is.