Moody celebrates America Recycles Day

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  • By Elvis Lane
  • 23rd Wing Civil Engineer Squadron
As the country celebrates America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, we get the opportunity to recognize the importance of recycling and using products made with recycled materials.

Today, Americans can recycle a variety of items, including motor oil, tires, aluminum cans, plastic, glass, batteries and building materials. The community effort to recycle these items is designed to make a difference in our environment and help improve our quality of life.

Overall, the country produces more than 200 million tons of solid waste per year, which is approximately four pounds per-person a day. As the amount of garbage grows, so does the need to recycle.

Through curb-side collection and recyclable drop-off centers, communities across our nation are demonstrating their commitment to protecting the environment and building a better future.

Here at Moody Air Force Base, our members participate in the recycling program in various ways, including collecting paper, cans, plastic, used oil and other recyclable items.

The base has a goal to recycle 40 percent of base waste. Presently, we maintain a 38-percent average. I would personally like to acknowledge everyone's efforts to get us to this point, but I also would like to send out the challenge to raise the bar and meet our goal.

Thank you for your committed efforts in making our recycling program what it is today. We could not be successful without the collective efforts of all Team Moody caring for the environment.

America Recycles Day gives us a chance to reflect on our hard work and join together in an effort to move forward and keep our base and community clean through recycling. The day is just a small reminder of what we should and can accomplish year round.

The 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Flight has scheduled several events in conjunction with America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, including presentations at the Youth Center and Child Development Center as well as an information booth at the Base Exchange from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

To ensure the success of our recycling program, recyclables including cans, plastics, card-board, wood and other recyclable items can be dropped off at the recycle center, which is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information please call 257-3849.