These days we hear so much about recycling that
sometimes we forget what true recycling is. We feel better when we
toss a milk jug in the blue box and we should, but it doesn't end there.
Don't get me wrong here I'm not on a soapbox, although
that would be a good way to reuse. I do all these things that
I say we shouldn't. I just think we all need to keep in mind that there
are allot of small things we can do to get on track.
So if we think really really hard maybe we can come up
with some ideas how to
Use the other side of the
paper.(shopping list, birthday list, doodles, or
Make more than one stop on your trip
to town.(Groceries, Drug Store, Department Store, Or
Research what you buy.(Check out
a product before you buy it, Ask friends and relatives, read consumer product
reviews in magazines, decide what you'll use it for so you buy the correct
size, you get the idea)
Find a new use for it.(make an
old innertube into heavy weight rubber bands, use jelly jars to organize
stuff, make an old toilet into a planter, well maybe not, but the idea
was on the right track)
Well Enough of that for now.
I think you're starting to get the idea.
If not, the idea is, there is more than one way to recycle. If
you can find a second use for something great. If you can find a third
and fourth use for it even better. If you can't use it anymore find
someone who can. But don't try to give it to someone if it's broken
unless you're sure they want to fix it.
There are lots of agencies out there who would love to be able to pass your
pre-enjoyed items on to some one who could really use it.
Junk dealers You remember Sanford and Son "You big dummy" will
sometimes not only pay for your "junk" but will come and get it. As
long as it's worth it to them. Keep in mind how much it's worth to
you to get rid of it.
Consignment shops are all over the place. Not only clothing but other
merchandise can be sold on consignment That means when they sell it
you get a percentage. But be sure to call to find out what the shops policy is on taking
items, like what they take, is there a limit on quantity, how long do they
offer the items, what do they do with unclaimed items.
Look in the yellow pages for the phone numbers and
Try some of these links
to find some great ideas and info on how other
communities deal with Recycling.
This has tons of Pre-Enjoyed items, A wanted to buy section, and lots of links.