The Third R: Recycle

Things can change so fast. When I was a kid in the sixties and early seventies, I remember my dad crushing aluminum cans to take them somewhere for recycling. He was the only one I knew doing it and I thought it was just one more reason my parents were so weird!

Other than my dad’s dedication to doing the right thing, however, most of our waste just went in one place: the garbage. Tin cans, paper, jars, anything that was no longer wanted. We never thought about what happened to it after that.

The 1970s also, however, marked a change in our attitude toward the Earth. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970.

So now we recycle!

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