Extraction of natural resources from within the earth and the harvesting or surface resources has been occurring for thousands of years. In ancient civilizations, there exists ample evidence of the mining and cultivation of natural resources for the purposes of crafting tools and ornamental jewelry, constructing monuments and residences, and trading as a valuable commodity.
In many ways the traditional car has become a symbol of everything that threatens the environment. While many focus on tailpipe emissions, there is a sizeable army of people and organizations who are focusing on bulk materials that make up the car itself.
Recycling can be easy – and fun – for everyone in the family. With Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and at work, there’s no better time for the family to get involved and become better environmental stewards.
Here are 15 small actions you and your family can take to renew your commitment to recycling.
Fifteen years ago hardly anyone thought about how to recycle computers or other electronics. Those who did may not have even known about the importance of keeping toxic heavy metals out of our landfills, or the fact that 98 percent of the materials in computers can be recovered and reused for a sustainable economy.
Georgia Recycling Coalition started a bag recycling campaign in the winter of 2012. Here's a list of all the things you can recycle. Click here for locations finder.
The Bag Family
I've got a pretty big family and we all want to be recycled when you go to the store. Below you'll find my relatives who also don't want to be treated like trash!
- They protect millions of newspapers from damage every day and you can do right by them by getting them into the recycling stream.
ShoeBox Recycling has been doing textile and shoe recycling for over 12 years and we are working hard to ensure that everyone finds a way to recycle their old shoes. Our program is simple. We provide boxes, pay for shipping and provide funding to you from the collection of shoes at your venues. We also seek to connect the givers and recipients of the shoes via our 'Recycle Your Shoes, Find Your SoleMate' concept.
Our goal is to put an end to shoes going to landfills through increasing education that worn is not worn out. All of our shoes can typically have another life on someone else's feet throughout the globe. We also aspire to connect givers and receivers of these recycled shoes though our "Recycle Your Shoes Find Your SoleMate program." (slip a note with a unique code in your shoe, and connect with the end user. Making the process transparent and engaging is crucial to promote the continued action / inspiration of shoe recyclers. The note will be made available in the coming weeks.)