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TT&E Iron & Metal, Inc. has a state-of-the-art scrap metal recycling facility that has paved the way for recycling within it’s community. Since 1975, we have offered a variety of services for companies as well as individuals.

According to a recent survey conducted online in November among over 2,000 U.S. adults by Harris Poll on behalf of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), younger American adults ages 18-34 are significantly less likely to say they always recycle (33% vs. 48% of those ages 35+). 

In addition, younger Americans ages 18-34 are less likely to say that recycling is the socially responsible thing to do (61% vs. 53% of those ages 65+), and that it is critical to reducing energy consumption (36% vs. 46% of those ages 55-64) and will help reduce landfill space (45% vs. 60% of those ages 45+).

Younger adults ages 18-34 are also more likely to say they wish they recycled more than any other age group (37% vs. 22% of those age 35+). These are some of the key findings in a national survey released today by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) in conjunction with America Recycles Day which took place on Saturday, November 15.

“Over the last several decades communities have strived to make recycling easier through curbside pickup, drop off locations, convenient public cans located near trash cans, recycling drives, and more. There are corporate buy-back programs and in-store drop-offs for recyclables as well,” said Robin Wiener, president of ISRI. “That is why it is so disappointing and shocking to see young people not fully understanding the value of recycling.  Clearly, more needs to be done both to encourage recycling and better comprehend why younger generations aren’t seeing the energy, environmental, and economic benefits that recycling provides.”

Want to get your kids more information regarding recycling? We have a fun facts page dedicated to informing your children and coloring pages for them to print and color!

TT& E strives to keep our environment clean and encourage recycling as a way to preserve our natural resources. Give us a call anytime with your questions! (919) 797-9190. Or stop by our convenient Garner NC location.