for Great New Year's Resolutions? Look No Further!
Look for recycling opportunities. Just finished drinking a bottle
of water? Instead of throwing it in the trash, look for the nearest
recycling bin or save it until you're able to get to the recycling
center. Every container you recycle truly makes a difference.
2) Does it seem like there aren't enough recycling bins? You're
right, and you can help change that. If your gas station or convenience
store doesn't have a recycling bin, ask for one. If you ask for
recycling opportunities, you'll get them (it's easier than you
think). At the office? Start an office-wide recycling campaign,
or put a bin next to your trash can for beverage containers and
the other important "R's" - Reduce and Reuse: Help
to lessen the amount of waste by buying items that use little
or no packaging, or "buy in bulk" which reduces unnecessary
packaging. Also, find ways to use items over and over again,
such as refilling a water bottle.
4) Buy Products
Made From Recycled Materials: Resolve to "buy green"
by purchasing at least one recycled-content product on a regular
basis, such as paper towels or computer paper. Look for the recycling
symbol (or "made from post-consumer material") on a
wide range of products. There is a growing array of new products
made from recycled beverage containers - everything from
backyard planter boxes to deck materials, from shoes to fleece
clothing.....and the list keeps growing!
shopping bags! So easy and so sensible.
and Happy Recycling!
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