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Assisted Adult Living Residents Have Always Recycled And Followed The Go Green Movement

Most of us probably think the idea of recycling and the “go green” movement as somewhat of a recent trend. Guess again!  Senior citizens have been recycling for ages and assisted adult living facilities are supporting their movement. A recent poll found that senior citizens 62 years and older are more likely to practice recycling than younger generations. Most assisted living residents are passionate about the idea of retaining the environment so that future generations will have a safe place to live. With this in mind, seniors recycle and “live green” so that the effects of global warming and pollution can be minimized. Senior citizens and assisted adult living residents lead the recycling effort with an impressive three quarters. 77% of American adults recycle something in their own home while senior citizens 62+ lead all age groups with 81%.

Assisted Adult Living facilities take note of the fact that most of their residents grew up in an era when almost everything was reused, repaired and very little was thrown away. This was followed even before studies of global warming and pollution were highlighted upon. Society has since then changed to “throw away” mode and recycling is just now reestablishing itself as a reaction to the effects on our environment. How we get back to “the good old days” may be difficult, unfamiliar and unprofitable for younger Americans. But assisted living residents have never stopped thinking in this way.

Recycle Reduce Reuse Tree by ~benterz on deviantART

Recently California lawmakers rejected a bill seeking to ban plastic shopping bags after a contentious debate over whether the state was going too far in trying to regulate personal choice. The bill called for the ban to take effect in supermarkets and large retail stores in 2012. It would have applied to smaller stores in 2013. Republicans and some Democrats opposed it, saying it would add an extra burden on consumers and businesses at a time when many are already struggling financially. Supporters of the bill said the 19 billion plastic bags state residents use every year, harm the environment and cost the state $25 million annually to collect and transport to landfills. It had been the subject of a furious lobbying campaign by the plastic bag manufacturing industry, which called it a job killer. “If we pass this piece of legislation, we will be sending a message to the people of California that we care more about banning plastic bags than helping them put food on their table,” said Sen. Mimi Walters, R, Lake Forest. The bill’s main opponent, the Virginia based American Chemistry Council, spent millions in lobbying fees, radio ads and even a prime-time television ad attacking the measure. The organization represents plastic bag manufacturers such as Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil Corp. It will be interesting to see how this campaign develops once the nation comes out of its economic slump. Till then assisted living facilities and seniors are encouraging people to recycle and follow the go green movement. This is how each citizen can do their part to keep the environment clean and a safe place to live.

Do You Want To Recycle As Assisted Adult Living Residents And Senior Citizens Do?

67% recycle aluminum or metal cans

59% recycle paper

57% recycle plastic

54% recycle glass

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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