REduce REuse REcycle
Nov 7, 2012
As I've written this blog over the last three years, I've become somewhat of an unwitting advocate for recycling. I certainly wasn't aiming for that, but I'm very happy to be able to do my little part for the world by helping people see the cool things that can come from reusing and re-purposing vs. tossing stuff in the landfill.
So when Apartment Guide contacted me about sharing a recycling project of my own with my readers, I hopped on board! Here's what I came up with:
Then as I was home sitting in my thinking chair, or rather, spinning around and around in my office chair, it hit me! I could use that barrel thing that I saw at Goodwill, and turn it into a recycling center! I rushed down to the store, and no surprise, it was still there. And only $5.99!
It's perfect, because it was already divided inside, and it will roll easily to the curb to be emptied into our street bin on recycling day.
Ug. Embarrassing. But now:
Just more vinyl and black paint. Easy! And so welcoming. It really does make me smile, and I'm considering painting all my doors black now, it just looks so much cleaner.
(If you're interested in eco-friendly cleaning products, Apartment Guide offers tips on how to make your own!)
I actually have learned a lot from Apartment Guide, like, did you know you can't recycle pizza boxes and juice cartons? What!?! All this time I never knew. You CAN recycle things like trophies, cell phones and crayons though, pretty cool, huh?
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