It may feel like the idea of recycling has been around forever, but many countries still have incredibly low recycling rates. The UK only recycles 39% of its waste, France only 35% and the US only 39%, according to a study by the non-profit fundraiser Planet Aid.
But it’s a super important staple for eco-conscious individuals. Waste reduction resource, Less Is More, revealed that recycling paper alone saves "17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 463 gallons of oil, and three cubic yards of landfill space”.
Thinking of having a summer party? Be sure to put all the used beer bottles and packaging in the recycling once you’ve danced the night away. If you have any food waste left over, throw it in a compost bin.