Guest Post by Lauren Byrd
Recycling is a very important aspect of green living.
Green living isn’t just about practicing sustainable choices at home – it is about taking care
of our environment as a whole.
Recycling helps us save resources and send less trash to the landfills.
It also helps reduce pollution, and saves us energy and money.
Here are some items you should definitely be recycling.
1. Aluminum Cans
Many people keep a dedicated trash can specifically for aluminum cans.
They are actually 100 percent recyclable and can be recycled over and over again.
If you aren’t recycling aluminum – you definitely should be!
You can also earn cash for recycling aluminum cans.
Cardboard is naturally biodegradable, so it is a good idea to recycle cardboard instead of putting
it in the trash.
Cardboard is normally bought and sold in bulk.
Many people still use cardboard boxes for packing and moving, and businesses also use them
Next time a package is shipped to your office or home, make sure to break the box down
and recycle it.
Tires are actually among the largest and most problematic sources of waste, due to the large
volume of tires that are produced.
Some U.S. states actually allow tires to be dropped off at landfills, many cities have recycling
centers, and several tire companies offer tire recycling for a small fee.
Recycled tires actually end up turning into playground covers, ground rubber, and building
Like aluminum, glass is endlessly recyclable. Most glass bottles and jars produced in the
United States now contain at least 27% recycled glass.
Recycling just one glass bottle actually saves enough electricity to light a 100-watt light
bulb for four hours.
Did you know that electronics can be recycled?
If recycled properly, electronic waste is a very valuable source of many different
Best Buy offers free and easy recycling at all stores nationwide.
Instead of just tossing your old television that doesn’t work – recycle it!
About the Author:
Lauren is a contributing writer and media specialist for Mavis Discount Tire. She regularly produces content for a variety of lifestyle blogs based on sustainable living, as well as driver safety and auto tips.
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