Recycling is more of a habit these days than curiosity. We naturally throw our cans and bottles away in the other-colored trash receptacle. We make sure to flatten and bundle our boxes. And, if we accidentally throw a recyclable in the trash, we remove it.
More than one type of recycling
Yet, boxes, cans, and bottles are only one form of recycling. In fact, most items in today’s world can be recycled and/or repurposed. All it takes is an inventive individual to initiate a program to make it happen.
There are many benefits to recycling. Saving the environment is one of them. Putting paper bags, newspapers, and soup cans into the right bin gives them another life as something useful.
It’s also a money saver. For example, donating clothes to an ARC or Goodwill helps others not as fortunate. In turn, they can find the right outfit for a successful night out or job interview. And, they have money to celebrate they wouldn’t have had shopping for new clothes.
Here are some other items that are now recycled.
There are two main reasons electronics are recycled by eWaste companies like GreenTec. First, it prevents them from going to the landfill where their toxic components can seep into the water table. Second, it reduces the potential of identity theft since these companies remove all aspects of previous data prior to repurposing.
Paint and household chemicals
Paint and other household chemicals can cost a lot if new. Should you need only a few gallons, then do a search for the reclamation center in your area. It may be a private venture or run by the local government. Either way, you’ll save a large amount of money.
Talk about repurposing! Adding bits of food and other organic materials into a compost bin transforms a garden or lawn by providing a covering rich in nutrients and needed bacteria.
Do you feel like one of those inventive individuals who wants to recycle something? Then take a look around your household and draw up a plan. Who knows, you could be another important person who helps keep our planet safe.