The DNR is reminding people to re-commit to recycling, and seek out more ways to re-use materials. Friday is America Recycles Day nationwide.
It’s a day that aims to call attention to how recycling is good for the environment and good for the economy.
DNR recycling spokesperson Elisabeth Olson says around 100 million dollars of re-usable materials goes into landfills every year.
“So often it’s your basic materials. We’re still seeing plastics, aluminum, paper, steel. These types of things, they’re going into our landfills.”