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You'd think recycling would be easy, but it seems to be beyond complicated. For instance, how does one recycle Eyeglasses, Printer Cartridges or Mobile Phones?! Care2's Healthy and Green Living channel offers many articles on specific recycling topics, such as The Single Most Important Thing to Recycle and tips for Recycling in a Small Kitchen. We even have our own trash blogger: Sustainable Dave! You can read about his efforts to not throw anything away for an entire year, and join him for recycling challenges right here at Walking the Talk with Sustainable Dave. After that, follow our favorite recycling links listed below to help navigate your way through the wonderful world of recycling!
A-TEC Recycling, Inc. Check out this resource for recycling everything from fluorescent lamps and liquid mercury to computer monitors and desktop mice.

At the Workplace. Form the EPA comes this site that details simple things you and your company can do as part of standard business procedures that will save energy, save money on your energy bills, reduce the amount of virgin material you use, and ultimately reduce the amount of greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere.

Center of Excellence for Sustainable Development. This Department of Energy site provides general information on the 4 R's: Reduce, Reuse, Re-buy, Recycle.

Earth 911. One of our all-time favorite resources, Earth 911 is a free, nationwide, 24-hour environmental hotline and Web site. The Earth's 911 mission is to empower people of all ages with geographically specific environmental information, thereby enabling citizens to protect the environment in their own backyard.

EPA Waste. The EPA pulled out all the stops on this one, with comprehensive recycling information on everything from backyard burning to used oil. This site also covers hard-to-find information such as Special and Commercial Wastes, and has valuable historical information on recycling and pollution as well.

Freecycle. The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,560 groups with 5,563,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Grassroots Recycling Network (GRRN). Here's a site that seeks to achieve corporate accountability for public policies to eliminate waste, and to build sustainable communities. Focuses on obtaining support from the community by providing the necessary tools and strategies to clean up local areas. Campaigns and issues are also held for recyclers to join in and take action!

Green Dot Dual System. This successful German recycling system is for packaging manufacturers and for consumers. The site discusses consumer and business services, statistics, and provides other recycling information and links. Their "eco-guide" is quite comprehensive.

National Recycling Coalition. Learn about this coalition that represents all the diverse interests committed to the common goal of maximizing recycling to achieve the benefits of resource conservation, solid waste reduction, and environmental protection among others. Read into the resources for news and information, and check out the new educational program designed to stress the importance of recycling.

National Recycling Coalition. Check out this site for a thorough overview of recycling.

Office of Solid Waste: Recycling. This EPA resource examines what recycling is, what is involved in recycling, facts and figures, and what you can do.

Recycle City. Learn more about recycling than you ever dared! Find out where all the garbage goes and how recycling saves money in this colorful interactive map.

Recycled Goods Warehouse. This cool site betters the Earth through the affordable reuse and recycling of high quality surplus technological equipment for science and industry. Here you will find a unique variety of new, used, and hard-to-find technology equipment available for sale at a fraction of the original selling price new.

Recycle Now. The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency provides a hotline to answer questions about waste reduction and recycling, as well, the site is a resource center for information about all aspects of recycling.

Recycling Measurement Home Page. The EPA has developed a voluntary, standard methodology for measuring recycling rates.

Solid Waste Authority. This award-winning integrated system of facilities combines recycling and composting by converting water to energy through incineration and landfilling. Special school programs and community service programs are infused to encourage the actions of people, young and old alike. Even includes common recycling practices that can be done easily at home or in the neighborhood!

The Internet Consumer Recycling Guide. Check out this site for great recycling guides for common materials as well as hard-to-recycle items.