Comments on: Transforming Into a Recycler http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/transforming-into-a-recycler/ The EPA Blog Mon, 03 Aug 2015 21:22:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Heidi from GreenFlooringSupply.com http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/transforming-into-a-recycler/#comment-24168 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:42:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=17014#comment-24168 Though I wholeheartedly believe in Reducing as the first step for a sustainable future, I love seeing how more and more schools, public buildings, shops, and people are recycling and how many more items can be recycled today than even a few ago.

I’m pretty lucky that I have a garage that is big enough to have a “recycling system” where everything is sorted and then dispersed of when the bin/s is/are full. We have separate bins for glass, metal, strofoamy things, bottle caps that can’t go curbside, batteries, light-bulbs….and on and on.

I also love the fact that my town (Bend, Or) offers free curb-side recycling. This has allowed me to lower my garbage bill to only $12 month. What a great incentive for people to recycle.

I also remember my hometown oiling roads to keep the dust down…..yikes! But at the time…..I did love the smell and non-dusty road. Now I know better, but still like the smell 😉

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By: terrence fulton http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/transforming-into-a-recycler/#comment-24167 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:50:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=17014#comment-24167 living on the streets and see what people discard and other countries would see this discards as wealth

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By: Bombillas led http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/transforming-into-a-recycler/#comment-24166 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:11:46 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=17014#comment-24166 I´m really glad that you “think green” now. Recycling and reduce consumes are really important nowdays. I´m happy when i see someone thinking it. I have left a link to my blog where i talk about recycling, and ways to save energy. It´s in spanish, but someone could find it interesting. Regards!

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By: Andrew B. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/transforming-into-a-recycler/#comment-24165 Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:49:06 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=17014#comment-24165 As we celebrate National Recycling Day on Nov. 15 it is great to hear stories like this that reflect on the major changes that our country has experienced in terms of recycling. Just a few years ago, many organizations and companies had no recycling policies. Today, with increased awareness and better commercial recycling systems, the recycling rates are steadily rising. When I started college just three years ago, there was no recycling bins in either the classrooms or dining facilities. Due to student efforts, there has been a large push to institute a recycling policy across campus, and there has been real progress to divert a lot of waste from the landfill. This same pattern is happening across the nation, and it is quite refreshing to see positive changes. Recycling has even become somewhat of a trend with new hobbies like “Upcycling” becoming popular. Upcycling is the act of creating useful materials or objects from waste products. People have created all sorts of things like bowls from old records, and plant holders from light bulbs. This trend is really indicative of the creative solutions people can come up with to keep waste from the landfill. I am hopeful that we will continue on this positive recycling trend and keep the environment free from unneeded waste for generations to come.

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