America Recyles Day in Michiana

By: Katherine Rufener Email
By: Katherine Rufener Email

Going green has become the phrase for a nationwide effort to help our environment through energy efficiency. One of the many ways to do that is through recycling.

Monday on 16 Morning News we took you to Green Tech Transfer and Recycling in South Bend where they recycle materials and sell them to be reused.

"It's a way of life. Every hour, every day you need to be thinking about what you can do to save the planet," said Mike Morris from Green Tech. "Every 1,000 pounds [of bottles recycled] saves 574 kilowatts of electricity and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space. It takes less energy to recycle plastic and metal than it does to create a virgin product."

In honor of America Recycles Day, the Sanctuary at St. Paul's is hosting a collection of recycled products, including cell phones, glasses and plastic bottles.

Goodwill will also be on hand as well as Integra Shredding to shred old documents. St. Paul's is located at 3602 S. Ironwood Dr. in South Bend. The event runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Goodwill truck and paper shredding trucks will arrive at 2:30 p.m.

To learn more about America Recycles Day, click on the Big Red Bar.

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