I was thinking about recycling today – but not recycling bottles and cans, recycling MANY everyday objects we come into contact with.
I love recycling clothing – sometimes it involves clothing swaps, getting together with others to trade used clothing that you are not using anymore. I also like recycling clothing by cutting it up and turning it in to quilts. You can even recycle clothing by adjusting it to make it new (making pants into shorts or shorts into pants, etc.
I love recycling books – passing them to my friends, trading them to used bookstores for “new” used books, donating used books to our local library so that I know they are used over and over. I have also donated used books to art studios for art projects. There are so many cool things to do with old books – you can even carve out the inside and make a secret hidden place for your treasures!
I love recycling toys – I either donate them to shelters, nursery schools, or places like Good Will.
What do you love to recycle???
today, 251 days ’til 40, I realize that part of reducing my carbon footprint is recycling things that can still be valuable and useful to others. I do not have to throw these things away, I can make sure they are used by people who will enjoy them, instead of being tossed into the landfills. It is good to recycle, and to share!