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10 Green Recycling Must Have Tips to Remember and Use
What do you think of when you hear the word recycling? Do you see blue plastic bins on the side of the road or bottle drives being held? Recycling isn't a new concept and many people are incorporating it into their daily lives so they do their part in saving the environment. If you don't already recycle but would like to learn how you can get involved with the process, from taking part in recycling to buying recycled products, then read the ten tips below to learn more.
Top 10 Green Recycling Tips To Remember
Green Recycling Tip #1 - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
One of the first ways to begin the Green recycling process is to reduce the amount of products you use every day. You then aim to use products that have already been recycled (thus reuse) and finally, you throw these products into a recycling bin to star the process all over again. When you continue the process this recycling process, you save the Earth's environment by not letting the Green product head to the county landfill.
Green Recycling Tip #2 - Know What Can and Can't Be Recycled
If you are unsure of the recycling rules in your town or city, find out. Don't send anything that shouldn't be sent to the recycling center. Be sure you know before taking part in the recycling effort.
Green Recycling Tip #3 - Purchase Recycled Products
It's important to continue the cycle of recycling by purchasing products that have been made with recycled material. If you want to eliminate waste and save the environment, find products that can be recycled or have been made from recycled material.
Green Recycling Tip #4 - Artists and Recycled Materials
Do you know an artist that can take recycled material and create all kinds of art with it? Many projects for kids can be made using recycled materials such as paper towel tubes. Have this artist use all kinds of recycled materials for the art class or craft project.
Green Recycling Tip #5 - Reuse and Recycle Your Water
Do you own your Green home? If you do, consider doing some plumbing work to use the water from your shower/tub to flush the toilets in your home. You can also use rainwater to do this very thing. If you use biodegradable soap, take the leftover bathwater and water your garden.
Green Recycling Tip #6 - Compost
Remember that waste is divided into two sections. They are: technical and biological nutrients. One of the most effective ways to get rid of your unwanted materials is to turn them into compost. Spread the compost around in your garden. Don't have a garden? Give them to someone who does such as a neighbor. Compost falls under the biological nutrients section. When you compost your kitchen waste, it takes a bit longer for your garbage can to get full. Don't forget to rid your Christmas tree by turning it into mulch.
Green Recycling Tip #7 - Batteries/Electronics Recycling Centers
Though not every city has this, look for a battery and electronic recycling center. Find non-profit organizations that will take your scrap computer parts and place them into computers that will work. Some companies will take your old cell phones off your hands either to Green recycle or given to a senior citizen to use for 911 services. Don't throw out appliances that no longer work. Find a repair shop that can either fix it or take it off your hands. There are many ways to get rid of your electronics the eco-friendly way.
Green Recycling Tip #8 - Think Recycling While Shopping
When you are out purchasing items, look out for items that can be recycled. Ask yourself before you buy it if the package can be Green recycled or reused in any way. Some things just cannot be fixed, repaired or recycled such as hybrid items.
Green Recycling Tip #9 - Donations
If you don't want to junk something, find someone who will take it off your Green hands. Remember... one man's junk is another man's treasure. Look to eBay or Craigslist to help you rid of your unwanted junk. Don't just throw it into the trash.
Green Recycling Tip #10 - Go Through Your Waste Materials
Sit down one day and find out the kinds of materials that leave your home or office each day. Consider what you can do differently with these materials so you can save the Earth's environment. Make sure you try to teach your children this value as well. If you have green recyclable material, be sure you find the right program that will take the materials off your hand.