Earth Week on Marin Mommies: How to Recycle Everything
April 19, 2010Posted by pamela |
This Thursday, April 22, is Earth Day! At Marin Mommies, we've decided to make it "Earth Week" and focus on conservation, green living, and the environment every day this week. Look for environmentally-themed posts here through Friday, as well as a calendar of Earth Day events for families throughout Marin and the Bay Area.
One of the most immediate and simplist things you can do for the environment is to recycle. But sometimes the task of recycling becomes a little more difficult than just sorting the plastic bottles from the glass and flattening those cardboard boxes. What do you do with batteries? Old worn out Crocs? Flourescent bulbs? Real Simple magazine has a handy online article that literally tells you how to recycle or reuse anything, aptly named "How to Recycle Anything."
Their A–Z list includes a comprehensive rundown of what can be recycled and what cannot, as well as resources for reusing or donating old goods that would otherwise end up in the landfill. Get great ideas about what to do with that old iPod, makeup, jiffy bags, cookware, and other items that make you pause as you decide whether to recycle or toss in the trash. "How to Recycle Anything" can be read online at www.realsimple.com. Real Simple also also has numerous other articles on recycling and reuse, so their site is definitely worth a visit.