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Recycling- Do it For the Kids

 

Busy, busy, busy. Do you have time in your busy life to think about or do anything with recycling? Is it an income producing activity? Is the money you can make worth your while? If we don't, what will this world look like for our kids when they grow up?

One of the most basic recycling plans is aluminum soda cans. Just throw your soda cans in a separate container than the garbage. You may be able to get more cash for them from salvage yards than can recycling machines at grocery stores, up to twice as much. Check this out at your local community.

If you have a deskjet or inkjet PC printer, don't throw away your used print cartridges. You can bring the empty cartridge to local office supply stores to get a free ream of paper or other discounts such as $3 off your purchase. Some stores refill these cartridges at half the cost of a new cartridge and if you bring in your old cartridge to use as the container, you will save yourself about $3. The quality of refilled ink cartridges is good and acceptable. If you have a bunch of old inkjet cartridges, you can sell those on Ebay. It has been done successfully. Many schools will have inkjet cartridge recycling programs and you can double your good deed for the day by donating your empty cartridge to them to let them reap the benefits.

Other recycling activities don't bring direct income, but they can cut back on future expenses. For example, consider your fabric softener dryer sheets. Probably the only people in the world who says these are single use sheets are the manufacturers of the dryer sheets. In reality, they can be reused as long as they are accomplishing their purpose. If you print a lot of stuff at home, turn the paper over and re-use it in your printer for less important print projects. Another use for the paper is to cut it in half horizontally and then in half vertically, place it in a used but clean whipped topping bowl unused side up and you have instant note paper.

Don't pay a penny for packing and storage items; keep a stash on hand. Paper and plastic bags are always handy to have around. Check your paper bags for coupons, as some grocery bags will have coupons on them. Plastic bags are good for packaging fragile things. Different sized corrugated boxes are good for packing and storage. When folks send you items packed with packaging peanuts and bubble wrap, keep it, as you never know when you may need it. Shoe boxes are always great organizer boxes and who doesn't need more organization? If you get ahead of accumulating packing items, offer to give them to someone who may be having a rummage sale. They will appreciate it!

Check online for various free local recycling groups you can join. They are great sources for computer parts, Christmas decorations, clothing, pet items, etc. Some people just want to get rid of things for free and don't want the bother of selling it on Ebay or a rummage sale. It is better to have these items used by someone than in the landfill.

Get your kids involved in recycling. It's good for them to learn. Let them do the work above and collect the reward for spending money. They are improving things here & now by enhancing their work effort as well as preserving the world for tomorrow. Please try to make time for recycling. Yes, it can be a hassle. But there are a few economic and lots of environmental benefits, so . give it a try. For the kids!  

Michael Russell (Article Source: Recycling Guide)


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Recycling Do it For the Kids

Busy, busy, busy. Do you have time in your busy life to think about or do anything with recycling? Is it an income producing activity? Is the money you can make worth your while? If we don't, what will this world look like for our kids when they grow up?


 

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