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Editor: GreenZone

1/12/2023

Welcome back to our “Recycling 101” series! Today, we’re discussing the importance of recycling wood and how you can do your part to help the environment.

Wood is a natural resource that is used in a wide variety of products, from furniture to paper to construction materials. While wood is a renewable resource, it’s still important to recycle it to conserve natural resources and reduce waste.

Recycling wood has a number of environmental benefits. For one, it conserves natural resources by reducing the demand for new wood products. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, as it takes less energy to produce new wood products from recycled materials than it does to make them from raw wood.

So, how can you recycle wood? Look for a recycling center or program in your community that accepts wood. Many cities and towns offer curbside pickup for wood recyclables, so check with your local government to see what options are available.

Here are a few tips for recycling wood:

  • Remove any nails, screws, or other metal hardware before recycling
  • Break down large pieces of wood into smaller pieces to save space in the recycling bin
  • Recycle all types of wood, including untreated, painted, and finished wood

By recycling wood, you can do your part to conserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the environment. Don’t forget that you can also earn #GZX by recycling with GreenZone! Remember to think globally and act locally when it comes to recycling, and do your part to make the world a better place.

Fun facts about wood recycling:

  • Wood is the fourth most recycled material in the United States, after paper, metal, and plastic
  • The average American household generates about 640 pounds of wood waste each year
  • Recycling just one ton of wood can save the equivalent of 4,000 kilowatt hours of electricity

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