Ashton: But Newton, you aren’t green. You’re orange.
Newton: *sigh* Do you see what I live with?
Ashton: I heard that!
Newton: Green means something is good for the environment.
Ashton: That sounds like a good idea. What can we cats do that is good for the environment?
Newton: We can recycle.
Ashton: Is recycling like when Pierre gets sick to his stomach and then afterwards you–
Newton: We agreed not to talk about that, remember?
Newton: Here, let me show you. This is a way that we can recycle. The cans from our food go into the recycling bin instead of the trash.
Newton: Our cat food cans are made of aluminum, which is recyclable. If we throw away our food cans, they are in the landfill forever, but aluminum is a material that can be recycled over and over again. A can can be turned into a new can and be back on the store shelf again within 60 days.
Ashton: That’s fast!
Newton: But surveys have shown that only a little more than half of pet owners recycle their cat food cans. Not only is recycling good for the environment but in some cities, programs like Paws to Recycle use money from donated recyclable items to help rescued animals in need. If your cat food cans can help other cats, why wouldn’t you recycle them?
Ashton: I like this Earth Day thing. But you’re still orange, not green.
Happy Earth Day, everybody!