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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Earth Day Tips from RecycleBank...

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Earth Day Tips from RecycleBank

RecycleBank is offering tips all month in celebration of the 40th annual Earth Day:

You'll be more likely to recycle consistently if you set up a recycling area

in your kitchen or utility room. Post a list nearby of the items that are

accepted for recycling in your local community.

Reuse or recycle as many of your empty health and beauty product containers

as you can. If you can’t reuse them at home, containers such as your empty

vitamin or supplement bottles can be recycled with your home recycling.

Other cosmetic and toiletry tubes, bottles, and jars (from any brand) can be

taken back to retail stores including Origins and MAC.

Choose toilet paper made from 100% recycled fibers. According to the Natural

Resources Defense Council, if every household in the U.S. replaced one roll

of virgin fiber toilet paper with 100% recycled ones, we'd save 423,900


When decorating your home, choose items made from reclaimed materials - for

example, a recycled glass vase from RecycleBank rewards partner Uncommon

Goods, a rug made from old cotton t-shirts, or a basket made from telephone

wire. It saves resources and extends the useful life of the materials.

Find out how to recycle items that you can't place in your curbside bin like

batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs, and plastic bags. When in doubt,

call your local solid waste management agency or go to

Leave grass clippings on the lawn after you mow rather than bagging and

throwing them away. This saves energy and landfill space and the grass will

decompose and return nutrients to the soil.

Got an old fur coat or hat in the attic that you inherited and never wear?

Donate it to the Humane Society of the United States' Coats for Cubs program

so wildlife rehabilitators can reuse it as bedding for injured or orphaned


After birthday and holiday celebrations, save gift bags and boxes, ribbons,

and tissue paper to reuse.

Recycle plastic packing peanuts by saving them for the next time you send a

package, taking them to any UPS Store location, or calling the Plastic Loose

Fill Council's 24-hour Peanut hotline (800-828-2214) to find other drop-off

sites near you.

Invest in a set of rechargeable batteries and a charger for powering your

digital camera, portable music player, remote control, and other gadgets.

You'll reduce waste, save resources like steel, and save money in the long run

Acknowledgements: Compliments of Barbara Mathieson -RecycleBank

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At April 12, 2010 at 10:04 PM , Anonymous aliceadams said...

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At April 12, 2010 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you aliceadams. I will try to keep things interesting, and hope you visit regularly, and ask your friends to visit too!


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