Many people want to help our environment by recycling. However not everyone knows that other things beside paper, plastic and glass can be recycled. You might be interested in knowing the following can be put back to use again:
1. Wine Corks
Most of us don’t think about wine corks as being reusable, and end up throwing them away. There are a variety of health stores that are now recycling wine corks, making it easier than ever to recycle. Consider taking them with you on your next shopping trip to drop them off to be recycled. You could also send your wine corks to different companies that make other things with them, such as shoes.
2. Barbecue Grills
Barbecue grills are not something that are recycled often, but they should be. Used for scrap metal, large grills can be recycled. You can even earn a little extra cash when you recycle items like this for scrap metal. Make sure propane containers are taken to a hazardous waste facility first.
Many auto shops know of the locations that have tire shredding equipment, and they can help you recycle your old tires after purchasing a new site. Recycled tires are often used for basketball courts or in the manufacturing of shoes.
4. Water Filters
When the life of your water filter is over, don’t throw it away. You can send your water pitchers to companies that recycle them to make other things. Some companies gives the water filters new life by turning old plastic into cutting boards, toothbrushes and cups.
Instead of throwing away old shoes, donate them to be recycled into basketball courts, running tracks, playground surfaces and more through Nike’s effort called the Reuse-a-Shoe Program. Since its beginnings in 1990, the program has turned over 25,000,000 sneakers into sustainable arenas for sports.
There are many resources on the web that can point you in the direction of finding out how to recycle. Creativity and concern for the environment go hand-in-hand in finding ways to give old items new life or bring them to someone else who can. Organizations helping consumers have found ways to assist you in recycling. Now that you have new information in giving new life to five more things, you can look around and find more. The list of items to be recycled are endless and the ultimate beneficiary is the environment and your community.