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I'm I Super recycler.... recycle, repurpose, reuse, or if you can't think of anything else to do re-sell!
kathleen, Diamond City, AB
Posted: 2/15/2014 12:06:06 PM
Good to know
a', Houston, TX
Posted: 11/21/2013 3:44:41 AM
it is not just about waste... it is blatant disregard for the amount of stuff that we think we need and what we throw out for no reason that others could use.
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB, MB
Posted: 10/8/2013 11:41:45 AM
what bothers me most is that now there is a life span of less than 4 years on most major electronics... planned death.. big screen tv's I hear are bad for this... what happened to pride in ownership when things lasted generations? We have lost the battle with the latest gaget mind-set! No I don't need the latest model... never stood in line for the next model of anything! Ever... reuse many things... my sister even reuses postit notes!
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 8/18/2013 2:32:25 PM
what bothers me most is that now there is a life span of less than 4 years on most major electronics... planned death.. big screen tv's I hear are bad for this... what happened to pride in ownership when things lasted generations? We have lost the battle with the latest gaget mind-set! No I don't need the latest model... never stood in line for the next model of anything! Ever... reuse many things... my sister even reuses postit notes!
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 7/12/2013 6:16:32 PM
Sounds great! I'm a big fan of recycling and reusing.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 4/27/2013 11:52:16 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 10/16/2012 6:06:36 AM
One of the most under-utilized items in the world is a wooden shipping pallet. These are amazing things that you can get for free in most cases. I've built raised bed gardens, lawn furniture, potting tables, compost bins, storage shelves, soil-sifting frames and devices, seed-starting trays, vertical garden frames, and a host of other things out of the materials I have gleaned from these. I'm currently working on a massive backyard aquaponic set-up and nearly all of the wood I need I can get from these pallets.

Yes, it's a bit of work to salvage the wood and remove the nails and staples sometimes. Yes, it isn't always 100% recyclable, there is a lot of trash generated. Yes, it's rewarding to know that it's a lot less trash in the landfill and I can dump the nails in the metal recycling bin. And yes, it's nice to know that if I would have purchased the materials that I have made from pallet wood, I would have spent more than $3000 in the past two years alone. That's a significant impact to my bottom line.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 10/6/2011 9:09:27 AM
Any time we can get another use out of an item, it's a good thing. Any time we can eliminate the item to begin with, it's a better thing. We don't have to return to the stone age to enjoy a healthy environment, we can still have our luxuries to a point. We just have to decide what we really need and want, and not leave it up to the advertisers to determine for us what we want. The market is powerful. Vote with your dollars.
Dave, Paradise, NV
Posted: 4/5/2011 8:14:46 AM
We have free recycling in Newburgh, IN.
Bill, Newburgh, IN
Posted: 12/2/2010 6:08:52 AM
Check our your local dump,some dump yard let you dump recycle like paper, glass, and cans for free.
It is too bad that they can't have some kind of shop at the dump where people can bring stuff that could be re fixed, many times when we go we see stuff and think WOW, someone could have fixed them.
Amy, Bellingham, WA
Posted: 11/27/2010 1:37:06 PM
everything can be reused and this article does a nice job pointing out a few ways
Kristin, upper sandusky, OH
Posted: 11/19/2010 10:12:39 PM
I have a big family and because of that, I usually had more trash out on pick up day than nearly everyone else on my block combined. By re-thinking what we bought, how we used it, how we could repurpose, reuse, recycle and compost, we reduced our waste-size by about half. I'm sure there is more we can do, and we are working on it.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 9/17/2010 9:58:50 AM
Good to know.
f, f, AZ
Posted: 7/16/2010 11:46:38 PM
I recycle as much as I can but there are not a lot of options in rural areas. I guess this site is aimed more towards those in the city though.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 7/12/2010 11:57:42 PM
I've been recycling and composting for a while now, but my biggest challenge is just buying LESS. I'm realizing, slowly, that having less means taking care of less, which frees me up to garden! :)
Jada, Grayson, GA
Posted: 7/5/2010 6:11:42 AM

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