The First Step to Recycling

January 21st, 2009

I know what I’m going to say may seem a bit silly to some of you.

However, I have a theory. And it’s partly based on my past experiences.

I believe that the first hurdle to overcoming not recycling is to simply drive to a recycling drop-off location and pitch in a newspaper or aluminum can.

After that, something may just click with you. You may grow to hate throwing things away. There’s nothing magical about recycling. Everyone can do it.

After you pitch in that first item, learn more about your city’s recycling guidelines. You can usually find that info on the same website that lists all other city services.

For years, I didn’t recycle, but once I started, it became a habit, just like brushing my teeth. For those of you who want to start recycling in 09, please just do it.

Visit Earth911 for more help with recycling.

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2 Responses to “The First Step to Recycling”

  1. Audrey on March 1, 2009 8:57 pm

    I live near a landfill and have recycled for a few years now. It was an experience while driving with a friend. We drove down wind of the landfill(taking the back roads to the thrift Store)We came across at least a mile of trees filled with plastic bags.(mostly the grocery kind)It made us both sick we tried to take pictures that did not turn out ,Well from that day forward I recycle everything I can and use cloth bags (I have got most of my extended family to recycle more. It starts with one choice at a time.

  2. Peggy on March 2, 2009 12:14 am

    Thanks for your comment Audrey. Many people don’t realize that plastic bags blow out of landfills.

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