Step 2: Recycle or Reuse
Many items―not just plastic water bottles and aluminum cans―can be recycled. Just check the bottoms of containers for the appropriate symbol. You can also call your local processing center to see if they accept paper and glass. In addition, cell phones, TVs, computer monitors, and other electronics can be salvaged. Contact your service provider to find out details, or visit therecyclingcenter.info. Get more creative with the term “recycling.” Think “reusing.” Turn an interesting tin can into a flower vase, or cut up old clothing made out of absorbent material (such as cotton) to make scrub rags. Better yet, get friends together for an exchange party. You’ll get great stuff that’s new to you―no money needed.