How many trees are there on Earth? It sounds like an impossible question, but researchers at the Crowther Lab have come up with a number: 3.04 trillion – or roughly 422 trees per person. That may seem huge, but it is a far cry from what it used to be. Collecting data from over 400,000 forest plots worldwide, the Zurich-based ecological lab setup by British ecologist Tom Crowther estimated there are 46% fewer trees today than when human agriculture started 12,000 years ago, but humans could reset the dial and tackle the climate crisis through mass tree planting. According to Crowther’s report, planting one trillion trees globally could remove up to 200 billion tonnes of carbon over the next 50-100 years.
A national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is celebrated on November 15 to educate individuals on the importance of recycling. As a company that manufactures 100% recycled containerboard that is used to produce our sustainable packaging solutions, Pratt Industries celebrates America Recycles Day in order to bring attention to recycling and its many benefits. Our mission for this day is to educate and empower Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.
What is the history of America Recycles Day?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the positive impact recycling has not only for the prosperity of America but for the ongoing health of our planet as a whole.To formally recognize the importance of recycling, the EPA first observed National Recycling Day in 1997. Since then, the day has been observed annually on November 15th.
This special day is dedicated to the education and empowerment of Americans to recycle more and celebrate the good that recycling can bring. The day itself encourages citizens to be mindful and properly practice the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Since its inception, recycling efforts have increased significantly, but there is still work to be done.
Recycling has many benefits, including:
*Helps reduce consumption of finite resources
*Supports reduction of waste that would normally be sent to landfills
*Helps minimize pollution that comes from the mining of new materials
*Products made from recyclable materials can help reduce energy consumption
*Creates economic security and jobs to support the recycling-based sectors
From large corporations to individuals, the benefits that come from recycling can be felt by everyone.
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