ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE !!
We can all find something that is easy or accessible that can contribute to the effort of Reducing your Carbon footprint to save the planet. Stop by periodically as I will provide tips and tricks for your household and lifestyle.
Items You Don't Think About Recycling
Take a look at this list of items you may have never thought to recycle.
Don’t let your barber sweep away your locks unless the outfit is recycling their sweepings .
Human hair is compostable and recyclable. Hair from your hairbrush or fur from your pet are full of useful nitrogen that can be thrown in the compost pile. Donating your hair could help clean up future oil spills. San Francisco nonprofit Matter of Trust collects human and pet hair to create booms that soak up oil. Currently, warehouses are full, but you can be placed on the email alert list when the need arrives again.
If they are too shredded to pass down or drop off at Goodwill, consider companies like Green Jeans Insulation and Bonded Logic. These outfits manufacture insulation products from recycled denim and cotton fibers. Also, Green Jeans Insulation recycles jeans into natural fiber insulation used for interior and exterior walls and ceiling applications.
Wine is said to be a zero-waste beverage and with your participation, it can be. Wine bottles can by recycled in certain glass programs, and ReCORK America has drop-off locations for corks at local Whole Foods stores. The coolest part is that the actual wine, encourages the composting process. So, if you have any left over, toss it in your compost bin...
is also food for the compost bin. Cotton balls, cotton swabs (handle must be cardboard), lint from the dryer , unused shredded cotton and wool clothing can all go in your compost bin.
National Crayon Recycle Program has saved more than 47,000 pounds of crayons from landfills. This company has drop off locations as well as mail-in options for your leftover. The program accepts unwanted and broken crayons for recycling into new crayons.
eSurf Recycling recycles all surfboards and surfboard waste materials. They produce varying products, including asphalt and concrete for paving roadways. Pretty cool stuff from this company as they developed a method to produce 100 percent recycled yoga mats using neoprene scraps from wetsuit production.
Who doesn’t have a drawer full of unused keys, you don’t have to toss them in the trash as they are recyclable due to their valued metal content. Keys For Kindness is a small, family-run business designed to raise money through metal key recycling for the Multiple Sclerosis society. You will need to pay for shipping, but it should help you sleep better at night.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day than to participate in the "Canopy Project". We don't need to be wealthy or even well-off to make a difference. The only thing needed is for you to care; care about the environment around you, care about the ground you walk on and the air you breath. An excerpt from www.earthday.org: "As part of its mission to protect natural lands and preserve the environment for all people, Earth Day Network developed The Canopy Project. Rather than focusing on large scale forestry, The Canopy Project plants trees that help communities - especially the world's impoverished communities - sustain themselves and their local economies. Trees reverse the impacts of land degradation and provide food, energy and income, helping communities to achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability. Trees also filter the air and help stave off the effects of climate change. "
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