Desk-side Recycling Tips

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Did you know that the U.S. (which has less than 5% of the world’s population), consumes 30% of the world’s paper?!  Help save the environment and save money by placing a recycle bin by your desk at home and at work!

Here’s what can be recycled:

  • Mixed paper
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Envelopes
  • Sticky notes
  • Newspapers
  • Mail
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Paper bags
  • Egg cartons (not Styrofoam)
  • Cereal type boxes (remove plastic inserts)
  • Glass containers (all food and beverage containers)
  • All plastic bottles
  • Metal containers

In addition to saving our natural resources, desk-side recycling cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions.  It also keeps items that could be recycled from being hauled off by trash collectors and place in the already over-crowded landfills.

Maryann Ridini Spencer (this article also appears at SustainableVentura.TV)

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