These days you can find almost any basic plastic product made from recycled plastic…from toothbrushes to cell phones to swim shorts and quite often they are cheaper! Recycled plastic products reduce greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating the need for resource extraction, prevent vast amounts of waste from entering our overcrowded landfills, and can even save you money. Click here to find these products on our Green Shopping Directory.
You will be amazed at how slowly your trash fills up when you begin to recycle! Glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, foil, and trays, plastic bottles and jars, paper of all shapes, colors, and sizes, paper bags, phone books and catalogs, mail and magazines, newspapers, cardboard, metal cans, and even empty aerosol cans can now be recycled at most curbside recycling and recycling centers! If you think about it, there isn’t much left to throw away! Even really thin plastic bags can now be recycled at many stores that provide them. The best way to find out exactly what can and can’t be recycled in your town or city is just to Google search the name of your town or city followed by ‘recycling’ and then look for ‘guide’ or ‘rules’. It’s just that easy!