Flood Brothers Disposal & Recycling and the Wolves have teamed up this season to provide fun and easy recycling tips to help make Chicago a “greener” city. Here are 10 Recycling Tips from the Pros.
Aluminum cans. Recycling one saves enough energy to listen to a full album on your iPod.
Reclaim your mailbox. Remove your name from advertising lists to reduce junk mail.
Reduce toxicity. Purchase products labeled non-toxic, biodegradable, and all-natural to reduce hazardous waste.
Repair right. Many items can be repaired easily instead of tossed in the trash. Fix appliances, jewelry, and clothes.
Take up the tap. Invest in a good reusable water bottle. More than 25 percent of bottled water is just processed tap water, including major brands.
Take the trash out of lunch. Eliminating disposable packaging and single-serving items in lunches can save families $250 per year.
Buy in bulk. Buying in bulk is a great way to reduce packaging waste, save money, and try new foods in small quantities.
Donate to feel great. Many charities offer convenient at-home pickup service for household items you no longer use.
Use your library. Save money and reduce clutter in your home by checking out a book or DVD instead of buying your own copy.
Give green gifts. Buy a membership, share an experience, provide a service or give an environmental product as a birthday or holiday gift.