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Oct 6, 2007
Focus: Environment
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Location: United States

Rev Up Your Recycling Efforts!

Last week, you did some investigating to find out what kind of recycling services are available in your area. In order to take advantage of those services, though, you need to create a system at home for separating your recyclables out from trash (of which you'll have less), and then separating recyclable materials from one another - preferably in a manner that makes it easy to properly dispose of these items.

Your Action for Today:
Create a Recycling System

Creating a recycling system is easy, and can be as low-cost as you'd like. Whatever you choose, make sure that you create a system that you know you'll use on a daily basis. You'll need to:

  1. Choose a place to store recyclables before disposal. This can be indoors or out, as long as it's convenient for you. If you'll be taking your recyclables to a collection center or location yourself, you may want to designate two locations: one for immediate storage of separated items, and another, larger space for storage until you take them away.
  2. Choose what materials you plan to recycle. Depending on the service you plan to use, and whether it picks up your materials at your home, you may be limited on the materials you can recycle. Services in urban and suburban areas will generally take aluminum, plastic (although often only certain kinds of plastic), glass, and paper. If you have to take materials in yourself, you may want to choose a couple of different materials to start, especially if you have to take them to separate facilities. Keep in mind that you may want to put some materials aside (worn-out electronics, for example) for special trips or collection efforts.
  3. Choose receptacles for your separated materials. You'll want to have one receptacle for each type of material you plan to recycle. Oftentimes, curbside pick-up services will provide you with receptacles. If not, paper grocery bags or cardboard boxes (which can be recycled), trash cans, or plastic crates can work for economical solutions. If you choose, you can also buy receptacles for recycling, ranging from simple to very elaborate.
  4. Choose a disposal schedule. With a curbside service, you'll know what day you need to have your receptacles out for pick-up. If you're transporting your materials yourself, make this a regularly-scheduled event. You'll feel better about your efforts if your recyclables aren't piling up in the garage, basement or kitchen!
  5. Choose to make it happen! Act on your system plan in the next two days, whether that means actually setting it up, or ordering receptacles you just can't live without.

Record your thoughts and plans in your Green Journal and update the entry (or write a new one) when your system is in place.

Tomorrow: Take action to save energy.

Sincerely,

Green Options

The GO Team
GreenOptions.com

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Posted: Oct 6, 2007 11:12am
Nov 5, 2006
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Press Release and Concert Listing for:

Dave Mason/Danny Nova
In Concert
The Baker Theater
Dover, NJ
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Doors at 7:00PM

Future Now Music and Musical Poets in Motion, in conjunction with Global Reach Int'l., Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice and Tramontin Motorcycle, presents in concert Grammy Award Winner, Dave Mason, formerly of Fleetwood Mac & Traffic, performing his hits "We Just Disagree," "Feeling Alright," and many more.  Also presenting "2006 Timmy Award" recipient for Best Singer, CO-headliner Danny Nova, the latest in acoustic rock music, featuring songs from his upcoming national debut CD, "Crushing the Stone."  Concert being held at The Baker Theater, 41 West Blackwell St., Dover, NJ 07801.  Buy tickets online at Ticketmaster.com or call (201) 507-8900.  Enter raffle to win a 2006 Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle, courtesy of Tramontin Motorcycle, proceeds to benefit Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.  For more information see BakerTheater.com

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