Friday, February 26, 2010

The important "R" word

Can you put this in recycle bin ? said my husband while checking mail for the day. Me being an awesome wife did what he asked me to do. While doing so I started counting different ways we recycle stuff and I thought it will be good to share and learn ideas from my blogger friends to see how much are we doing for this planet earth .. ?

As everything starts at home here is what we do @Niwas -

1. Recycle junk mail (obviously remove the address or any plastic e.g fake credit cards etc).

2. Recycle grocery store plastic bags - our grocery store has a recycle plastic bag box in front of the store so we dump all the plastic bags there.

3. Use fabric bags for shopping

4. Recycle cardboard boxes like cereal/cookies/Rice

5. Use egg shells(for Rose) and tea bags(any other plants) for manure. Use dried leaves for mulch. Recycle batteries

8. Reuse aluminium foil(if possible) and zip lock bags (in fact anything that can be used again)

9. Garage sale :) - I think this is the best way to recycle and I am 100% in it.

10. Craiglist - Buy and sell stuff you got ...isn't that's recycling or what ??

11 At work I learnt a cool idea from our Green team - I placed a cardboard box on top of my trash can and that ways no plastic bag gets used and for trash like coffee I use the trash can in the coffee room ( I walk over there to trash any liquid items etc so I also get some walk :) Smart Girl right )
Let's hear it form you what do you do to recycle ? Even if you do one thing it counts ..don't forget to share


  1. These are awesome ideas.. Meenakshi..

    At work.. we've removed all bins.. as an initiative for people to reclyce & reduce.. We only have one recycle bins... in a common area.. This also helps people to get up from their seats & walk to the recycle bin.. giving them the walk & break they need...

  2. good space out here..after a long time got sometime to check others posting as well...and ur house corners in pat's blog was cool....all the best..

  3. My idea of recycling is to think "how can i recycle this after I am done using?" before I buy anything. I don't buy plastic unless I have no choice.
    Do good for the environment and for yourself by opting for natural fabrics like cotton and silk. :)