(BPT) - When you place a plastic beverage container in a recycling bin, you are an important part of the product's life cycle, helping that packaging to be used to make something new, over and over again. An astounding 70 percent of what people toss in the trash is actually recyclable, but very few people recycle as often as they should. What exactly happens to plastic beverage bottles that you put in a recycling bin?
Fall is a great time to think about taking a camping trip to enjoy the great outdoors. Many outdoor adventurers marvel at the beauty of nature, and there are some green camping practices that help keep Mother Earth pristine. Take back your trash Anything you bring in should come back out with you. Some areas have strict rules about what can be brought in, but it's always a good practice to leave everything the way you found it and leave nothing behind.
Saying you want to go green can be easier said than done. While we know we should be recycling it can be difficult to find space to store the recyclables, and also be hard to make recycling part of our routine. Use these tips to make recycling easier.
As summer winds down it's time for parents and kids to start thinking about heading back to school. Get tips here on how to go green when shopping for back to school supplies. Reuse old supplies: Before heading to the store take inventory on what supplies from last year could be reused. This will help you save money and will also allow you to recycle last year's notebooks and writing utensils.