We all know that recycling is essential for getting the most out of the Earth’s natural resources, but if you feel like you could do more than just putting your paper and plastics into a separate bin, here are some suggestions for more advanced recycling.
Many stores offer recycling and reuse stations for things that would normally go in the garbage. Every IKEA store collects compact fluorescent light bulbs for recycling, and electronics stores will often take old cell phones and batteries. That’s an excellent way to keep them out of the landfill.
Whenever your home or office printer runs out of ink, do not dispose of the cartridge. Make sure to send it back to the manufacturer, where they will repurpose it and refill it. Many manufacturers offer a rebate for doing this, so it can save you money.
If you have a vehicle that is no longer running, it can actually be put to use. Many non-profit organizations will have it towed and part it out. You may even be entitled to a tax deduction for doing so.