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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - A Collection Of Images For Recycling Ideas
When there's simply too much....JUNK!
Do you feel like there's just too much junk in your garage or attic or closet and you are at a loss as to what to do with them? Sometimes, it's not easy to simply throw away old stuff because though they are technically useless now since they no longer serve their original purpose, there's still a thread of nostalgia attaching owners to them.
The old dresser where you used to hide your little treasures as a child, away from the prying eyes of your siblings or parents. Those yellow rain boots you used to stomp at puddles in. Your old bike that helped you win countless races home from school or that you used as a getaway vehicle after ringing a grouchy neighbor's doorbell.
Yes, old stuff sure are brimming with old memories. So it' really understandable if you don't want to part with them. However, there are some old stuff that are really nothing more than clutter like used tires, old gallons, plastic bottles and crates.
With the state of our environment today, - there's just too much pollution and diminished forests - our carbon footprint will soon take its toll. Even now we are feeling the effects of our wanton use of new materials and our neglect to mother nature. Our weather are getting freakier every year!
We can do our part in reducing pollution and minimizing our carbon footprint, ensuring a better future for the next generation, by reducing waste, reusing and recycling old stuff.
I have put together pictures that can give us ideas on how we can reuse and recycle old stuff and thus reduce clutter and waste. These images are taken from all over the Internet and most are shared to me through Facebook.
Clever Recycling Ideas For PET Bottles - Garbage bins
Image from: Amazing Things In The World Facebook Page
These Websites Can Help You Recycle
If you want to know more about recycling or if you want great tips or ideas on how you an reuse your old stuff and reduce the clutter in your home (and indeed in the world), go and visit these websites that are dedicated in helping people from all over the world reduce their carbon footprint.
- Recycle Now
This website helps you identify items you can safely recycle.
Here you can find groups in or near your area to exchange stuff with. The idea behind this nonprofit org is to keep reusable stuff from unnecessarily populating landfills.
- Recycling Guide
A website where you can get complete recycling guidance
You can give away stuff you no longer need for free through this site. The idea behind this site is the old adage: one man's junk is another's treasure.
Get rewarded for recycling.
Ideas For Urban Gardeners - Rain boots as planters...
Reuse those tin cans...
Old shoe pockets
Products On Urban Gardening...
Been hoarding crates? What for? - ...here are some great ideas to put them crates to good use ^_^
Re-invent The Wheel! - Here's how you can re-cycle your old bike wheels...
Recycling Is Important!
It's also the right thing to do.
So Start Recycling Today!
Aaaaaand here are more recycling ideas...
Get Started With Recycling
Willing Slaves To Consumerism?
We are becoming slaves to consumerism, and willing slaves at that!
Unscrupulous manufacturers keep producing more because we keep demanding for more. And even when there is no demand for something, many people are easily led to believe that there is, therefore, many of us also willingly consume manufactured needs.
We can never have enough clothing, not enough electronics, not enough gadgets, not enough of anything! As long as manufacturers keep coming up with things to sell us, we will continue to buy...until the whole world is cluttered with stuff that we absolutely have no real need of.
Image Courtesy: Zohar Manor-Abel
Time To Change Our Way Of Thinking
Using your money on what can enrich your life is more gratifying.
For example, visiting lots of places in and around your country can really enhance your knowledge and reward you with a treasure trove of wonderful memories of the places and people you've seen and known in your life in this earth.
True, it is good to have something to spend but it is better and more life-enhancing to use that hard-earned money for things that we really need and that can add to the value of our life - not just the lifestyle.
Intangible things like good memories, the love of other people, your charity...these are the ones that can outlive you and make your footprints burn so much longer even after you're gone on from this Earth.
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss - It Teaches Us A Valuable Lesson
An Inconvenient Truth Indeed!
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