Are you lazy about recycling? Then start with just three things.
The National Recycling Coalition lists on its website the items you should definitely recycle (www. nrc-recycle.org/top10 itemstorecycle.aspx)
No. 1: Aluminum, because aluminum cans are 100 percent recyclable. In fact, recycled aluminum can be back in use to hold a new drink a mere 60 days after being recycled, according to Earth911.com. And aluminum can be recycled repeatedly.
Add the detail that turning recycled cans into new cans takes 95 percent less energy than making virgin ones, and you have a real recycling champ in that soda can you’re holding.
No. 2: PET plastic bottles, or bottles labeled with a 1 as their resin identification code (like soda and water bottles). Plastic bottle recycling is important because, as Americans leading a fast-food lifestyle, we use a ton of it.
No. 3: Newspaper. According to the EPA, paper makes up about a third of the municipal waste stream in the United States.