Everyone knows one of the first steps to going green is to recycle. Recycling allows us to reuse materials and items, instead of need to pull more vital resources from the earth. The reverse is also beneficial, keeping dangerous materials out of the landfills where they can seep into the ground and water.
The basics of recycling are well known, glass, paper, plastics, metal, but there are many other items that can and should be recycled that many people are unaware of:
Compact Florescent Lights contain a small amount of mercury, which can be hazardous if it makes its way into our water and soil. Many companies offer recycling programs to take back your used CFLs.
Plastic bags, if put into a landfill, will take thousands of years to to break down. Luckily, they are easy to reuse. Many stores will take back used shopping bags, and some will even take sandwich bags and plastic wraps.
Batteries contain heavy metals than can contaminate soil and water. Many retailers and full service recycling centers will take batteries.
Tattered rags and clothing may not be something you would think to recycle. Who would want them? Goodwill takes donations of these items and has them recycled for uses such as sofa stuffing.
Printer cartridges often end up in landfills but are super easy to reuse. Many electronic retailers will refill your cartridge for much less than a new one. Some companies will also pay you for your old cartridges to reuse themselves.
There are many more things that can be recycled but often aren't: cell phones, televisions, and many other electronics for example. Next time you're throwing something unusual away, stop and think that maybe this doesn't need to be in a landfill.
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