Tips to Start Family & Friends Recycling
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:51 PM
It breaks my heart every time I hear the age old "well, if they want us to do it, they should have a way closer and more convenient to do so." This was most of the response I received from a friend I recently came to realize does not recycle.
He did recycle when he was in school, as the dorms and apartments had recycling drop off centers in the building. Are there ways to start your friends and family on to recycling? Even if it is the most basic things like water bottles, paper and cardboard?
I appreciate any help!
Posted 01 July 2012 - 05:47 PM
Maybe what you could do is make it a group effort. This might not be feasible, but you could offer to take the stuff to the recycling center if people will agree to sort their garbage and have it bagged for you.
If people use a computer printer, have them save the paper that is printed on one side for reuse. It can be printed on both sides or it can be used for scrap paper.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:15 PM
Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:13 PM
We have it real easy here, we have a garbage truck and recycling trucks. They both come on the same day, once a week. Tho it helps because most people around here recycle now, there are still some lazy people that can't be bothered to separate the trash from the recycling. Overall there are more people who recycle here then people who don't.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:22 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:15 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:24 AM
Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:29 PM
That's how I started with several of my clients-I'd pick through the trash and salvage plastic, cans and even
paper if it wasn't soiled. Didn't have to do it for long-a day or two maybe and as I was taking these items out of
the house when I was finished for the day, I'd let them know that I was taking these things to be recycled.
They don't have to clean or sort it, just put it all in one place for me and I do the rest.
For getting someone else to start, they will quickly learn to clean the items a bit so they
don't attract bugs. They don't even have to buy bins; they can use free cardboard boxes for goodness sake.
No money spent.
And though I hate to promote walmart, they have stores everywhere and they all have recycle binsin their parking lots.
It's not that big a deal to carry a bag of stuff or keep a box in the car and drop it off there.
Do these people that don't want to consider it have kids? Do they want clean air and water for their kids? Ask them that.
Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:21 PM
it gives startling statistics and motivation.
Thanks this is a great thread that has quite a few good points on the benefits of recycling and what it has brought to people and what it can bring. I do agree with the idea of limiting the amount of trash and trying to save on using more materials to make things from scratch. It's great to see that this is an issue that isn't common to most other places. I've moved recently and here recycling is far more commonplace. The places to take recycling are far more accessible and readily spotted. Unfortunately, where my family and some friends live that is not the case.
I appreciate all the great suggestions everyone!
Posted 05 July 2012 - 06:23 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:39 PM
Same with the coffee grounds, veggies skins, etc. When family and friends come over and make comments on how beautiful the flowers are and what is my secret, that is when I go on and on about mulching.
Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:58 PM
industrial recycling company grand rapids
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users