Do you RECYCLE?

recycle - recycle wastage
September 24, 2007 4:44am CST
Do you RECYCLE any material, at home? Plastic bag, newspaper, aluminum container, etc... And how do you actually recycle them?**************************************************"The world is too much with us; late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours."-William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) (British poet.)**************************************************"We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world."-Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978) (U.S. anthropologist.) ********************************************************
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• China
24 Sep 07
We also recycle some plastic bag and newspaper at home. For example, after we go home from supermarket, we use these plastic bag as garbage bag. And meanwhile, after reading newspaper, we clean the windows with newspaper. All of these material is great.
27 Sep 07
garbage bag yes, but clean the window with newspaper? that's new news to me and that's great too. wow! thanks orangejuice!
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
24 Sep 07
We recycle most things: aluminum cans, tin cans, glass, plastic, newspaper, magazines, and cardboard. Plastic grocery bags get reused as trash bags. Paper grocery bags get used to wrap up books that I mail out.
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27 Sep 07
that's good. i think more than 50% of ALL trashed items are recyclable. let's continue the good job. thanks lilybug!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Sep 07
We put all our recyclable stuff in the blue boxes for them to pick up. I take my pop cans to our church school because they use them to buy school equipment. I put the kitchen scraps and dig them into the compost pile. Mind you it is cheaper that way, and costs less in the long run. We return the plastic bags back to Safeway, but they can only be used so many times without rotting. I use cloth bags when we shop at Superstore. I found that plastic containers only work for so long without deteriorating, so I was thinking of just using glass containers. Okay that's my boasting for today.
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27 Sep 07
he he he.. that was nice. it sound a little tiring but i bet after sometime of getting used to it, it'll feel a normal chore. thanks suspensefull.
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• Switzerland
24 Sep 07
As I saw in Germany they recycle seriously there. But here, we just squish the bottles together, and put in a bin. :)
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• Nepal
24 Sep 07
Oh ya I have noticed that too. The government there provides 3 different colored kinda boxes. In one you are allowed to put only papers, in the other only bottles and in the third only organic wastes. Well I think this is done in all european countries
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27 Sep 07
you guys are right! but even if the government provides the necessary containers, if the public won't corporate well enough to heed these calls, it's still not helping. (it's a fact in some countries i decline to name, sorry) but i believe it is progressing well in countries you've mentioned. thanks guys!
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@pinkhour (70)
• Singapore
6 Oct 07
I always try to re-use papers that are printed on one side only. For workings or for some scribbling purposes. As for magazine papers, i would make them into DIY cards or envelopes! i hope my friends who received them do not find them " junky!" For plastic bags, hmm, they are often used to contain rubbish.. hope its environmental friendly enuf, though i noe that its best not to use any plastic bags at all as they are not biodegradable!
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9 Oct 07
you're right, plastic isn't. but the way you described what you're doing is good enough for a start towards recycling. at least you're on the right track. thank you!
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• Pakistan
30 Sep 07
well yes we use the plastic bags more then one time and after that it goes to factory and they renew them. Well no w in 2007 in world there are many industries place for the procedure of recycle things, becuase in the previos years (1900 - 2000) we make many thinf=g which creates palution and now we are trying to take a reserve gaer but its dificult now to chang the situation
1 Oct 07
that's right. it's human nature and it takes massive efforts to correct the wrongs.
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• Canada
30 Sep 07
In Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada), recycling has been a mainstay for over a decade. Under the "blue box/bin" program, recyclable waste materials are sorted into plastics, metal, glass, newsprint and cardboard. City Services provides pick up on a weekly basis. Paid for by our collective residential / commercial property taxes. My late Maternal Grandfather, taught me the concept decades before it was the "vogue" thing to do.
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1 Oct 07
yeah, all governments should have practiced this decades ago. but, it's never too late to implement it although pollution is in grave state.
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• India
24 Sep 07
I recycle ice-cream tubs and plastic jars. Here we get ice-creams of different weight in different sized tubs and these tubs are really good and strong. So after we have our heart’s fill of ice-cream, I wash and dry these tubs and use these as lunch-boxes or food containers in the fridge. We also get biscuits, salad spreads, cheese spreads, pickles and such in plastic containers of different sizes and same for these too. We use them in the kitchen to store spices. Then we have the big soft-drinks bottles. We wash the empty bottles and keep drinking water in the fridge. India being a summer country, we need bottles of cold water and so these soft-drinks bottles are a great help. We also stack newspapers and magazines, and when they seem to reach the ceiling, we sell them and with the money we have a feast at home ha ha.
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27 Sep 07
ha ah ha...i like that VERY VERY MUCH!!! you just gave me a wild idea of how to make lots of money, WAIT FOR STACK OF NEWSPAPER TO REACH THE CEILING!! i can imagine your fridge filled with colorful containers. ha ha ha...(mine too) thanks sudipta! (oh boy, why am I still smiling? it's the newspaper i guess)
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
24 Sep 07
Yes, at home, we keep plastic bottles and papers and give them to the young people of the church, they collect recyclable materials as a way of thier fund raising.I think that was two birds in one stone,helping our youth and helping our world in our own little way.
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27 Sep 07
yes dearest. that's true - a little effort can make MASSIVE impact! love earth, love youth , love friendship! you're still the bestest!
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
24 Sep 07
Actually my friend, we don't recycle. But we sell those recyclable materials on junk shops, for them to sell it also on those recycle shops. Most of those they buy are papers, plastics, bottles, shards of metal and pieces of broken woods. The food waste we have here are times given to animals, those stray dogs, cats and even birds. But if it is spoiled alreay, we use them as composte for organic use.
27 Sep 07
True. nothing goes to waste - even the rotten waste which can be turned into fertilizer, that's RIGHT! you really make me happy reading your progress by saving the environment. i wish there are more people like you!
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@mepibot (388)
• Brazil
25 Sep 07
Yes, the most is plastic. I´m very proud beacuse Brazil (where i live) is the country leader in recycle of aluminium since 2001. (;
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27 Sep 07
yes, that's true! i wonder why so many developed nations are behind all these...i wonder who comes 2nd after Brazil? i love your AMAZOM jungle!!!
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@mepibot (388)
• Brazil
27 Sep 07
Hi! Japan comes in 2nd. (; I love Amazon too. ^__^ Have a nive day!
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27 Sep 07
hi! thanks for the info. have a nice day too! (Japan saved em' blush this time)
@GreenMoo (11842)
27 May 08
I recycle just about everything that I can at home. there's aonly a small bag of rubbish goes up to the bin each week, and that is mainly the disposable nappies that I use on the baby at night. Plastic bags - I avoid bringing them home as much as possible. The ones that I do have I rinse and reuse, either as bags when shopping, as rubbish bags, as waterproof wrapping around parcels or, in the case of the small ones, to wrap foods in the fridge to keep them fresh. Once plastic bags are no longer useable they go int he plastics recycling bin. Plastic bottles - I'm saving them just now to make a plastic greenhouse, but other uses for them include carrying liquids about the place, using as cloches in the garden and hanging in trees as bird scarers. Cans and tins - normally recycled in the council bins, but I also use as bird scarers or plant pots and my OH is currently collecting them for a solar heating project. Glass bottles and jars - reused for home produce or recycled int eh council facility Paper - firelighting, kiddie scribbling, shredded as animal bedding and compost Card - laid as garden sheet mulch and weed supressant, laid under animal bedding, composted. WHole boxes used as storage until they fall apart, then used as above. Clothing - passed along, used as rags, remodeled or used as weed supressant when it's good for nothing else. I'd like to make rag rugs. Toilet rolls - for planting seeds in Tetrapaks - tops and bottoms removed, they make small tree planters Wood - remodeled or burnt Kitchen waste - animals or worm bin That's all I can think of
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@GreenMoo (11842)
27 May 08
Bum, I just realised I responded to this three months ago!
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15 Jun 08
hi green mo, i'm terribly sorry for keeping you guys waiting. but thanks for these responses. your ideas are very enlightening and some are actually new to me-what a surprise! he he he... hope others will read your comments and start to recycle to good way..:)
• Guatemala
27 Mar 08
We just started a recycling program at my school in guatemala :D
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• Guatemala
27 Mar 08
all schools should recycle!!!
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15 Jun 08
a small step at school will be a giant step for the big community! good luck!!
@MsEddie86 (236)
• United States
16 Jun 08
i do recycle because my dad retired from the recycling plant so he is real big on recycling and stuff so its like a given that his children do it. LOL gotta make dad happy you know how that goes
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17 Jun 08
ha ha ha ...that's right. but you make not only your Dad happy but Mother Earth...
16 Jun 08
We recycle our paapers and plastic and card and tin cans,they all go to the bins or in the case of the papers a guy over the road and we do our level best to help planet earth.
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17 Jun 08
that's very noble. hope everybody will do the same too..
@academic2 (7009)
• Uganda
4 Jun 08
I have the will, but I fail in action-but I have the spirit, I hope I should be able to do it big time in future-we need to all get concerned about our environment!
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15 Jun 08
yup! everyone should participate in taking good care of the environment but we dont have to wait to do it big time- we can always do it with a small action like throwing candy wrapper into the bin instead of the open ground(i'm just giving example, not pointing to anyone in particular:) thanks academic!
• United States
2 Jun 08
We definitely recycle here, although we're not as good as we should or could be! Our town's recycling allows us to combine aluminum, plastic & metals (cans, etc.) in one bag. Boxes and papers in another bag.
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15 Jun 08
well at least recyling works exist in your area. i thing the local council is trying their best too.
• Philippines
27 May 08
I do recycle things at home. After buying some groceries, I keep the plastic bags in a box so I can still use them on my trips to the wet market and also for collecting garbage. That way, I minimize the number of plastic bags at home.
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15 Jun 08
that's right. environmental awarenesss there for a start. thanks nicky!
• United States
27 May 08
I live in a rural area and our garbage pick up service does not have a recycling service. I wish they did.
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15 Jun 08
other alternative to dispose those unwanted items are by by burying them deep into the soil if burning is not allowed.(when the services don't exist in your area).thanks.
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
23 May 08
Hi, I don't recycle as I'm busy. I do know the importance of recycle, but I easily get influence by people around me. Since most of them didn't do it, I also seldom do recycle. But I'm trying my best not to use things that will hurt the earth such as plastic bags and polystyrenes products.
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15 Jun 08
well at least you're trying your best not to harm the environment Lieanat. have a nice day.:)