Environmental Impact- Resources

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 Reducing and recycling tips, recycling facts, toolboxes, and education about how to reduce your carbon footprint.


Whether you’re a long-time recycler or brand new, we want to make it even easier to recycle right.


A trusted website that is a source for recycling news and analysis. Check up on current recycling updates, conferences going on, and publications being released.


 An A-Z recycling guide that can help inform you of what can and can’t be recycles in your area. 


EcoCycle Solutions Hub: Learn about Zero Waste and how it can impact the communities that you live in. Zero Waste is essential for building resilient communities that thrive on an equitable and healthy planet. www.ecocyclesolutionshub.org


EcoCycle Solutions Hub: Learn about Zero Waste and how it can impact the communities that you live in. Zero Waste is essential for building resilient communities that thrive on an equitable and healthy planet.



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Did you know?

  • Every ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 2 barrels of oil, and 4,100 kilowatts of energy.
  • The average person has the opportunity to recycle more than 25,000 cans in a lifetime.
  • Glass can be recycled and re-manufactured an infinite amount of times and never wear out.
  • Many schools and businesses are starting to compost food waste on site.
  • Food waste can be used for composting and sold to farmers or it can be provided as a food source for local animal farms that meet federal, state and local regulations for food scrap usage.
  • Recycling a single aluminum can saves enough energy to power a TV for three hours.

Benefits of Recycling and Composting

  • Reduces the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators
  • Conserves natural resources such as timber, water and minerals
  • Increases economic security by tapping a domestic source of materials
  • Prevents pollution by reducing the need to collect new raw materials
  • Saves energy
  • Supports American manufacturing and conserves valuable resources
  • Helps create jobs in the recycling and manufacturing industries in the United States

Steps of Recycling

Step 1: Collection

There are several methods for collecting recyclables, including curbside collection, drop-off centers, and deposit/refund programs.

Visit epa.gov/recycle/how-do-i-recycle-common-recyclables

Step 2: Creation

More and more of today’s products are being made with recycled content. Common household items that contain recycled materials include the following:

  • Newspapers and paper towels
  • Aluminum, plastic, and glass soft drink containers
  • Steel cans
  • Plastic laundry detergent bottles

Recycled materials are also used in new ways such as glass in asphalt to pave roads or plastic in carpeting and park benches.

Step 3: Purchasing

You help close the recycling loop by buying new products made from recycled materials. Some of the common products you can find that can be made with recycled content include the following:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Car bumpers
  • Carpeting
  • Cereal boxes
  • Comic books
  • Detergent bottles
  • Motor oil
  • Nails
  • Newspapers
  • Paper towels
  • Egg cartons
  • Glass containers
  • Steel products
  • Trash bags

In an effort to improve our environmental impact, Project Helping has partnered with Reewild, an organization that will plant a tree for every $50 of Kynds Kits purchased. In the course of our partnership we have planted over 1,800 trees trees removing more than 106,200 kg of CO2e. This is equivalent to driving 263,524 miles in an average car.!

The Reewild app empowers you to discover the climate impact of millions of products and recipes in the world’s largest database of its kind. Not only can you track your dietary carbon footprint, and strive to stay within a daily budget, but you can also reduce your impact via targeted switches to greener products.

Through your subscription, Reewild will plant trees on your behalf and you’ll gain access to exclusive offers and discounts from sustainable brands. Start taking climate action today and share your positive environmental impact with the world!

General Mental Health Resources:

Project Helping offers opportunities for virtual and at home volunteer experiences to support healthcare professionals, teen mental health, care packages for seniors, and more.


Free Guided Meditations: The UCLA Mindful Awareness Resource Center offers free guided meditations as well as other programming and resources to help calm your mind. 


Suicide Hotline & Crisis Helpline: Free, confidential support from a helpline or hotline near you. Online chat, text or phone.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, don’t hesitate to reach out. For free help from a trained crisis counselor 24/7/365:

  • Call or Text “988”
  • 1.800.273.8255 remains in service
  • Chat Online at 988lifeline.org/chat