Saturday, July 12, 2008

Recycle In Elizabethtown



Ok, if your office is like our office, you occasionally have old newspapers laying around, not to mention cardboard boxes from new equipment or office supplies you have purchased. Well, why not start recycling at your office. It doesn't take much effort, and the impact you can make can be something that makes a difference for your children and grandchildren now and in the future.
There are several locations now where Elizabethtown is taking recyclable products so grab those discarded newspapers and those empty water bottles and start making an effort to bring change to your office and your home too.

As a family, we visit the recycle center about once a week, just add it to a previously planned trip to town. It takes little effort on our part, just removing the cap from our water bottles, rinsing those milk jugs, and instead of throwing away that empty cereal box, we just break it down and add it to the other cardboard products we used to throw in the trash. It quickly becomes addictive, and almost a challenge to see what you can recycle. Drive up to one of the trailers and see for yourself the impact recycling is having here locally. They are quickly finding the need for more trailers and drop off locations because so many are beginning to make that effort.

Did you know a stack of newspapers just 3 feet tall will save one tree? 17 trees can be saved by recycling 1 ton of newspaper. Start stacking them in a closet and see just how fast they add up. Start small and see how good you feel about your efforts. I challenge you to pay attention for one week to the number of things you throw away that can easily be recycled. Now multiply that number by the number of people in your office—staggering isn't it? Start making a difference today!

What are some ways your office recycles? Let us know! These photos are how we collect our recyclables – doesn't require much space, and no more effort than discarding in the trash.

2 comments:

Sheila said...

Way to go! My goal was to start recylcing more this summer. So far I haven't gotten it started, but really do want to try. It is so worth while.

On another note, did anyone see the HGTV special the other night on 25 biggest real estate mistakes? Did you catch what was the biggest mistake. That's right NOT STAGING YOUR HOME WHEN YOU SELL IT!!! I couldn't agree more, but it is great to have some affirmation from people who know what they are talking about. Staging is one trend that you will reap the benefit from joining. Everyone can use a fresh set of eyes to point out all of the little things (and sometimes BIG things) that you walk past and ignore everyday. I certainly see the value in Staging, but now so do the experts at HGTV and Frontdoor.com.

Anonymous said...

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