Taking just a moment to put your newspaper, soda can in the recycling bin will save everyone years in environmental harm from production of new materials, overcrowded landfills and the depletion of our natural resources. When we do not recycle at least our glass or aluminum we cost the earth in power usage, water and oil usage and landfill usage. Glass takes up to 4000 years to decompose in a landfill yet can be recycled indefinitely.
Many useful items can be made from our everyday trash. If you’re going to throw your trash out don’t just throw it in the rubbish bin, put it the recycling bin. Old Christmas cards can become new handmade cards and a glass or plastic bottle along with some clear oil and food coloring and a few other common household items can become a groovy lamp. The possibilities are endless.
Recycling is a very environmentally green activity. However, there are ways that you can make it greener as well as building a strong beginning if you do not currently recycle. By reusing your recycled storage containers you save on the environmental impact as well. Paper and plastic bags are good for recycling storage; however, a plastic reusable bin is even better.
Share what you know. The fact is many of our resources as well as our Earth is not renewable and we have to start taking control of our selves beginning with the world we live in.