Posts Tagged ‘Reduce’
Every year millions of CDs are adding to our landfills and the plastic cases they come in create a lot of waste. Nowadays, we have the option of buying music on-line with sites such as iTunes.com. You might even consider buying used CDs or swap them at sites like BarterBee.com. There are many stores that will accept used CDs and games for cash. If you have some CDs that you’d like to recycle and don’t know where or how to do that, check out the CD Recycling Center of America’s Website for more information.
Just because you don’t love the music anymore doesn’t mean someone else won’t enjoy it. Keep finding ways to reuse your items and avoid them ending in the landfill.
I am the recycling queen. I hardly ever take out my trash can, and I always have a completely full recycling bin. The other day my husband said that we could actually have two recycling bins. I was so excited and thought “Your right, we could get a second one.” Then I started thinking about it. Though I am not producing a lot of trash, the amount of waste that I go through is ridiculous. I need to start looking at the things I bring in my home and see how much I can reuse. I don’t what to throw things away but I also don’t want to recycle. There is still energy and carbons produced by recycling. Recycling is definitely better throwing things in the trash, don’t get me wrong, but still not perfect. Of course I am not going to be able to reuse everything, but I am on a mission to see how little trash and recycling I can have.
My daughter loves her peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I was always throwing these great glass jars in my recycling bin. I finally started washing them and keeping them. Now I am using them all over my kitchen. I use the big glass juice jars as storage containers for my sugars, and flour. I am reusing the smaller glass jars as drinking glasses. No more purchasing new drinking glasses at the store, these mason jars are fabulous. Again, just another way that you can save some green while going green.
Please . . . keep recycling . . . but there is definately a reason that in the three R’s (reduce, reuse, recycle), that reuse is before recycle…..