As a kid, we had a blue box for recycling. I LOVED running around the house finding bottles and bits of trash that could be recycled. My mom always turned it into a challenge or race to see who could bring back the highest number or the largest thing. As an adult, in my first apartment, I had a blue box. And while I didn’t enthusiastically chase down bits of rubbish to add to the recycling bin, I did take pride in attempting make a difference. Even a very small one. That all changed when I moved to my small town in Texas. There isn’t a recycling or blue/green bin program here. Many people throw it all away together and think nothing of it. Makes me a little sad, especially when there is so much that today’s technology can do with just a little bit of trash!
As a crafty person and blogger, I love reusing and repurposing things, when I heard about what Repreve does with recycled plastic bottles, I was amazed! Did you know that they can actually make wearable fabrics out of recycled plastic bottle products? I sure didn’t. As lover of all things fabric, I’m absolutely fascinated by this!
The U.S. plastic bottle recycling rate is less than 30 percent—so less than one-third of all plastic bottles get recycled. Most people don’t think about what happens to plastic bottles after you recycle them. So Repreve is on a mission to get the word out: Just recycle more. And buy REPREVE products.
Its pretty sad that less than 30% of what could be recycled is being recycled, and I’ve been contributing to that sad figure! So here’s the deal, I’m challenging myself AND you, to recycle more. I already went and got a separate trash bin to put my bottles and tin cans in, AND I found out that there is a place here in my town that I can take it… they will take it to the recycling plant for me! Sweet!
Do you recycle? Will you join with me and make an effort to reduce your amount of trash headed to the garbage heap, and recycle more? What will you do to make recycling in your home easier? Lets #TurnItGreen together!
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