Recylcing Basics

The amount of information and seemingly endless facts about recycling is overwhelming. Product X is accepted, Product Y is not, and Product Z is accepted as long as you remove the cap, click your heels three times, and chant "there's no place like home." Can't someone just give me the recycling basics? How are we supposed to keep track of all these rules?

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  • First things first...stop stressing! Do what you can and don't worry about the rest. Rather recycle only what you are comfortable with than to get frustrated and decide that recycling is just too much trouble. Every little bit counts! Recycling is not about all or nothing.
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  • Second, keep in mind that recycling includes more than just the typical paper, cans, and bottles. Every time that you donate your old clothes or have a yard sale, you are recycling, Yay you!
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  • Third, practice makes perfect. OK, so we aren't really going for perfect, but the more you do it, the more naturally it will come to you. Just keep trying and before you know it, you won't even consciously think about it, you'll just do it.
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  • Fourth, one person CAN make a difference. Every little bit counts. Oops, did I already say that? I did and I'll say it again, Every Little Bit Counts!
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  • And finally, K.I.S.S, Keep It Simple Silly. You don't have to invest all sorts of money for special bins or fancy sorting containers. I simply purchased a cheap second garbage can (a green one) and we use it for any item that can be recycled. Of course, if you would like to buy special bins and containers, they are definitely available.

Courtesy of Recycling Revolution

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