New Year's resolution: Be a better recycler in 2013

Published On: Dec 29 2012 03:44:07 AM EST   Updated On: Dec 29 2012 02:09:48 PM EST

As many people begin considering resolutions for the new year, there's one that often slips between the cracks: recycling. 

Recycling is proven to reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals, as well as prevents pollution caused by reducing the need to collect new raw materials.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 54.2 percent of the things we throw away go into landfills, and only 34.1 percent is recycled or composted.

To learn more about recycling and its benefits, including local drop-off locations and recycling centers around the state of Michigan, simply click on the available links.