Participate in America Recycles Day on November 15th

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Consider all of the recycled goods and green products you could be using in place of products made from new resources? Green can be fashionable with accessories like recycled purses, bags and jewelry available for sale every. These are not only unique in their appearance because of the materials from which they are made, but many are handmade and meet Fair Trade standards. This means that no harm comes to the planet or to other people through the making of the products.

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involves communities hosting educational activities as well as actual efforts at recycling. For instance, thousands of communities host an array of different events at which recycling occurs or people are educated about the many ways in which they can enhance their personal recycling programs. Some communities host events at schools in order to teach parents how to pack their children’s lunches in a way that is waste free. Other groups also do “clean out the closet” events and take discarded shoes and clothing to shelters or other sites.

Maybe you do your part by sorting your cans, glass and cardboard items and toting them out to the curbside pickup each day. Perhaps you buy all of your paper goods with the goal of being sure that at least ten to fifteen percent of the content is recycled? That’s great, but there are still many other ways to practice recycling.

Purchasing goods made from materials that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill is a wonderful way to approach this eco-conscious day. In fact, you could actually make it a “go green holiday” appearing on your personal calendar each year. Why not hand out gifts meant to inspire people to think and purchase creatively? Why not give some of your female friends a small and funky tote made from recycled VHS tape, or give the children in your life a gardening tool set made from recycled plastic? These will inspire them to think about the materials that go to waste and help them to commit to a larger recycling program of their own.

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