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WAY TO WELLNESS #85

According to a recent Yale University/EPA study, the U.S. recycles less than 22% of its discarded materials. This U.S. recycling level has not improved in 20 years despite the billions of dollars spent on recycling competitions, symposiums, awareness campaigns and new sorting technologies. 

  • Although only 5% of the world population, the U.S. generates more waste than any other country in the world. (World Watch Institute)
  • In less than 15 years, worldwide waste is expected to double. (World Watch Institute)
  • When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will be the environmental and CO2 equivalent of removing 55 million cars from U.S. roads each year.
     
  • When U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will generate 1.5 million new jobs in the U.S.

Manufacturers truly want materials back to reuse in their manufacturing, but they aren’t able to reuse the materials if people don’t recycle correctly.

Always recycle emptied metal food and beverage cans, all emptied plastic bottles and jugs, and all clean office paper, newspaper, and clean and flattened cardboard, and put them in the appropriate recycling bin(s).

Verify if glass bottles and jars are recyclable in your community. Sadly, many communities and recycle programs are starting to reject glass jars and glass bottles.

Never put plastic bags or plastic wrap, plastic cups, dishware, straws, food or food-related paper, paper cups, Styrofoam, paper tissue, clothing, wood, tubes, furniture, batteries, wires, electronics, garden hoses, prescription bottles, or needles, in your recycling bin, unless you have specifically been instructed to. Instead, contact your county or city to learn where to properly recycle, compost, donate, or dispose of those items.

Remember, whenever possible, don’t use, accept or buy single-use plastics.

 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. The staff in one day surgery is absolutely amazing. I was very thankful for my team of nurses, doctors and right down to the secretary that checked me in. You all were so amazing, friendly and professional. Thank you so much!

    Desiree S.

    Desiree S.

  2. I am beyond happy with our visit at Cary! We can't thank you and your amazing staff for keeping our little boy your #1 concern. You did such an amazing job! Thank you Cary Medical Center!

    Whittni N.

    Whittni N.

  3. This hospital was exactly what a hospital should be. The took such good care of my grandmother and the display of humanity and compassion was genuine. I am forever grateful.

    Joshua S.

    Joshua S.

  4. I had my son at Cary and I couldn’t imagine being treated better anywhere. The staff were attentive, empathetic, and went above and beyond for my comfort. I wouldn’t want to give birth anywhere else.

    Emily O.

    Emily O.

  5. A big shout-out to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cary Medical Center’s ER, Imaging, Lab, Food Service, and ACU Departments. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care from each of you.

    Stephanie P.

    Stephanie P.

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