Tuesday, 5 February 2019

14 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU COULD RECYCLE


14 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU COULD RECYCLE

TOILETS

Recycling facilities can use the porcelain and turn it into concrete for roads and other paved areas.

CIGARETTES
This may be the most surprising! The waste from cigarettes can be re-purposed! The cigarettes and packaging are separated and melted down, turning into hard plastic pellets used for a variety of things!

TOOTHBRUSH

The standard toothbrush cannot be tossed into your recycling bin. It's made of hard plastic and nylon bristles. But in an effort to change the fate of many toothbrushes, Colgate and Sam's Club have both partnered with TerraCycle to recycle them.

OLD GREETING CARDS
It seems so wrong to throw them away but you can't keep adding to the drawer full of old cards, can you? Now, you can get rid of them and feel good about doing it! St. Jude's Ranch for Children accepts both new and used greeting cards of all occasions. They can recycle the cards to create new ones to sell. The money raised from the new cards will go towards abused and neglected homeless children.

PHONES, LAPTOPS, ELECTRONICS

There are several options for recycling e-waste. You can donate it to a school or non-profit if it still works properly. There are also electronics recyclers that take old devices to separate and then reuse the materials inside. Or you can also return the device to the manufacturer!

PRESCRIPTIONS
The safest way to recycle medications is through the drug store you received it from. Many pharmacies have mail-back programs at their stores where you can drop off your prescription drugs.

MAKE UP CONTAINERS

After you've gotten down to the last drop of your foundation, don't just toss the container into the trash. Many cosmetic companies offer a discount if you bring in your empty makeup containers.


SHAMPOO BOTTLES


Most shampoo, conditioner, and body wash containers can be recycled along with your plastic water bottles. Don't forget to rinse out the bottles before tossing into the recycling bin.

LIGHTS
When it's time for the Holidays you may be ready to start taking out your decor and lights. But there may be a few strands that have burned out, which you only discovered after untangling them all.
Instead of chucking them in the trash, there are programs that recycle them and pay you in return.


LIGHTLY USED BRAS
According to RedBook Magazine, the average woman owns 9 bras but only uses 6 of them. You can donate your lightly used bra to a local organization to distribute to women who can't afford them. 

COOKING OIL
As odd as it seems to recycle oil, the damage that oil can do to your plumbing makes it totally worth it! To start collecting oil for recycling simply designate a container for the used oil. You can take it to a local recycling center or even your fire department!


OLD GLASSES
You can give someone the gift of good vision! Several organizations will accept your old prescription glasses to help those with the same prescription as you to see better when they cannot afford their glasses!


ALUMINUM FOIL
If you clean your aluminum foil after using it you can take it to your local recycling center. Make sure it is not contaminated with food or oil. 

For more help on how/where to dispose of these items click HERE or HERE

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