Do you recycle? Does your place of employment recycle? Does your gym recycle?
If not, it's never too late to start. Usually it is as simple as raising awareness, placing a recycle container in a convenient place, and having an easy way to get rid of it.
If you are already an avid recycler, please share how you've incorporated recycling in your daily life at home or at work. If you haven't started yet, here are five easy steps to get started.
1. Find out if your garbage/waste company picks up recyclables. Most of them do now. Find out what they take. The list keeps getting longer and longer. My outside "garbage can" now usually holds only one, maybe two, small bags a week.
2. Designate a box for your daily newspapers and another for your old magazines. When everyone is finished reading, put them in the box and out they go once a week. Easy. Another option is to recycle your magazines to nursing homes and assisted living centers. Taking your name and addresss off the front is a good idea if you are concerned about identity theft.
3. Keep a special trash can by your printer. Recycle that paper.
4. When you empty a can or plastic beverage container, immediately rinse it out. Not good to support the bugs in the community! I keep mine on the kitchen cabinet until my next trip to the garage. Then straignt to the recycle bin.
5. Children outgrow their clothes. We get tired of ours and buy new ones. Recycle what you no longer use. Give it away to friends, take it to Goodwill, or to a local homeless shelter. You can even sell it on EBay if you need the cash. Just make sure it gets back in circulation.
There are just a few ways to get started. Share what works for you.
What an easy way to help the planet! What a good thing to do for your children and their children. Doing what you can to leave a cleaner Earth ...a smaller footprint some say. That is what it's all about for me.