In our last blog post about Celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, we reminded our viewers about TT&E’s efforts to support our planet every day through our rooftop solar panels and our environmentally friendly hybrid shredder.

Now, we’d like to share some valuable resources and materials provided by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (or ISRI) that we are proud members of. We hope that you can find a way to contribute some of your time and skills towards making a positive impact this Earth Day. If you aren’t sure where to start, below we’ve provided links to information that can be used in a classroom, at home with the kids or just with your friends.

Factsheet: The Scrap Recycling Industry: Environmental Stewards (PDF) »
This 1 page document provides a quick look at how recycling reduces energy consumption and a few remarkable stats about the impact recycling has, whether you recycle aluminum cans or a car.

JASON and ISRI Curriculum »
If you’d like a more in-depth and thorough look at the effects of recycling, check out this school curriculum to help teachers and students understand both the importance of recycling and the recycling industry. The campaign includes branded, standards-based, K-12 curricular experiences; interactive Web-based experiences to enhance student engagement; classroom posters featuring ISRI’s key educational messages; a leveraged national distribution network; strategies for school visits to ISRI facilities; age-appropriate lessons for grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12; for each grade band, a two to four page classroom lesson based on life cycle for each commodity; and much, much more.

Video: The Impact of the Recycling Industry »
Watch this short video to quickly gain insight of the powerful economic and environmental benefits of the $87 billion recycling industry, including how this 200 year old industry fuels the economy, expands global trade, and ensures sustainability.

Please share! Education is the foundation for progress. You can make a difference. We hope you find this information useful and will take part in the global effort to power the movement towards a greener environment. Look out on our social media this week for posts about Earth Day. Like and share to help spread the word!

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