Tuesday, August 10, 2010
It Feels So Good to Donate and Recycle!
Even though you may not have the finances set aside to donate to your favorite charities, you can still make a tremendous difference in our planet's well-being and in the lives of others by recycling and donating your clothes, accessories, books, small appliances, and household items to your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other donation centers. So often I see people throwing away things that are perfectly reusable and functional that could be donated and will instead end up in a landfill destroying nature's beauty.
For the last two months, I have been organizing my home by recycling and donating items that I don't use that someone else may find as a little treasure or a comforting necessity. As for recycling, I have mainly been recycling paper and glass, but I soon aspire to recycle plastic as well like my benevolent sister Andrea does. I have heard from a friend who used to live Las Vegas, that the city would provide recycling containers for paper, glass, and plastic along with the regulare garbage containers...I wish our city would do something like this. However, I am happy that we do at least have recycling centers that we can take our paper, plastic, and glass to. Also, I am going to start recycling old cell phones (I have found a few around the house); I know of a local cell phone repair shop that accepts old cell phones for recycling. Likewise, I know of a local computer repair shop that will take in your old computers and computer parts for recycling...there are actually several of these places in my area to choose from, you can probably find some near you!
My hand-painted, decoupage functional art canisters are made from recycled materials, and now I am recycling and donating other reusable items...auh, giving away what some consider "junk" feels so good!