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I Recycle

I recycle even if it's a hassle, because it's a little thing I could do to improve the overall condition of the world. 821 People

    I Save Cardboard - I have this conflict - I hate clutter, but I also hate wasting things.  And because I work with little kids I end up saving more clutter than a lot of...
    Tibicina Tibicina 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    What a Waste! - I hate to think of all the things that people throw away and where they go. In our species' evolution we have accomplished many great things and yet the best that...
    hharperson hharperson 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Stainless Balls Where Do They Come From?????? - I recycle the normal ways but, I also recycle items/materials by making  useful things out of them.Like the stainless balls in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29, 2011

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    I Made A Petition For Recycling In The Usa - https://www.change.org/petitions/united-states-of-america-make-recycling-the-norm-in-all-american-housesI am from canada, and where i...
    Sealotus Sealotus 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Medox Bells - Look what I have been recycling. Aluminum oxygen bottles. They make a nice small high pitch sounding bell.  I am selling them, of course anyone that sees them here...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    How Annoying! - I hate when there is a recycling bin RIGHT NEXT TO the trash, yet people throw bottles and cans into the trash.  This happens constantly!! Just think of all...
    babishka babishka 19-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2007

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    Oak Log Recycling - OK this oak log will not see it's self turned into firewood any time soon. I needed/wanted a good solid surface to pound on. So I had the opportunity to pick up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 3, 2012

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    Cabinet Recycling -  I needed to shorten the cabinet the T-V sits in. It is/was just too big for our use anymore. So instead of buying a new T-V stand, I just shortened the one...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M Apr 2, 2013

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    Fire Extinguisher Recycling - I picked up an old fire extinguisher out of the dumpster. I made a yard, gate bell out of it..It don't sound too bad for being aluminum...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 4, 2013

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    Furniture Legs Recycled - I like reusing office furniture, chair/table legs, floor/desk lamps, fence rails/posts. That is the type of reuse of materials I used to make these...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M Apr 3, 2013

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    Water Heater Recreated Into A Chimney-a - Here is a water heater that got recycled. It's been recreated into a Chimney-a.There's more than one way to recycle.. After it rust out it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 29, 2011

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    Recycling Is Important To Me. - Recycling is something that I don't often talk about. I recycle most things that I can think to recycle and hope that people will see my example and...
    HeartofHearts HeartofHearts 31-35 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    Even In EP! - I don't know if this statistic is typical, but as soon as I joined the group I glanced through the stories and found that 22 out of the 56 contributors had deleted...
    Ampan Ampan 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2012

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    Glass Bells ????? (With Updates) - I have three frosted glass lamp shades that I want to recycle into something. (alternative recycling) I was thinking glass bells or maybe some...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Why Not - I recycle because its natural to want to keep the place i live in beautiful and clean, people that just throw everything away and don't care disgust me. The people i hate...
    samanthaspice18 samanthaspice18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2011

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    Wrought Iron Recycling - Look what I picked up by a dumpster this morning. Three wrought iron roof supports.. Even tho the bottom is rusted real bad they can be cut to about 5 foot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4, 2012

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    I Started a Campaign to Recycle Brita Water Filters! - In April, I started  a campaign to urge Clorox, the company that makes Brita water filters in North America, to create a...
    FakePlasticFish FakePlasticFish 41-45, F Jun 11, 2008

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    Ornamental Head/Tail Board Recycling - Here's a project I did awhile ago. I needed something to hold up my Mexican Petunias from falling over. They grow so tall, I hate to trim...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M Oct 1, 2013

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    Bad News - How ironic is this?    Just two days ago I wrote, "In my area we have a center where I take newspaper.misc. paper -- what a waste -- Cans, glass...
    Dawnriser Dawnriser 66-70, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Bed Rail Recycling - Bed rails are a good source of light duty material. Bed rails has a high carbon/alloy content so they don't like to be drilled with common HSS twist bits but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 17, 2012

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    Propane Tank Recycling - Here is another way to recycle a propane tank. I took the domed end of the tank and welded four legs to it and now it's a fire pit...I think I might have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2012

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    Yesterday I Recycled A Mattress... - Yes, I know how crazy it sounds, but believe me I didn't do it because I care about environment that much. I did it to save my marriage :-) So...
    har70 har70 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 2013

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    That Girl - I'm that girl who digs in the trash to put a soda can in the recycle bin. I don't know why, but I have a few co-workers who are too lazy to walk 10 feet to put the can...
    DuskBeforeDawn DuskBeforeDawn 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    What got me to make this garden stand was, a friend of my sisters has sold a few of my wind chimes and bells. She takes them to arts & craft shows along with the items she makes up...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M Dec 18, 2013

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    Election Sign Recycling - I have found a use for those election sign wire stakes. I have been making rings out of them. They are good for pull pin rings and for hanging tools...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    Aluminum Ramp Recycle/Re-purposed - Here is a project I did this weekend. One of my customers bought an aluminum ramp like the ones on the rental trucks. He wanted me to make a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 13, 2012

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    5 Gallon Bucket Into A Water Lint Trap - For those of you that has a clothes dryer in a room without a outside wall to vent it can be a problem. Some run their vent into the attic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 3, 2011

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    Copper Wiring.   I was given about 50 pounds of #1 insulated wiring (better known as house wiring). I bet you know what I will be doing... Yes you guessed it stripping wire...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M Dec 16, 2013

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    Re-bar Recycling - In the first photo I used some re-bar to fabricate a hanger for my bell out by the back gate. The second photo shows I used some solid square bar for a bell...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 31, 2012

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    Green Bin - Sure. We have a green bin which gets emptied every fortnight. It's usually overflowing in the days coming up to the collection. We have to take what can't go in the big...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Mar 27, 2008

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    Enforced - It's now semi-enforced in the town in which I reside. I was told that all plastic and glass items can't just be tossed in the regular trash (what's left but paper?). I...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Oct 11, 2012

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    Bottle To Bells - Here is a way I recycle condemned oxygen high pressure bottles.I cut the top off the bottle, size pictured i cut it to a height of 6-1/2".Being high pressure...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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    Here Is A Helpful Slogan. - Think eco-friendly and live eco-friendly
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F Nov 19, 2012

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    Fuel Oil Tank Recycled Into A Smoker/grill - This was a 110 gallon fuel oil tank, that got recycled into a Smoker/Grill.I call this type of recycling "Alternative Recycling" where...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Oil Filter Recycling - It is unlawful to just "scrap out" used oil filters in their natural state. They have to be smashed so very little residue of oil is left. I service quite a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27, 2012

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    Egg Cooking Utensil - Here is more of a reuse/re-purpose than recycle. You get yourself a old food waste disposal mount. They are stainless steel so they clean up real good. Sit...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 2, 2012

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    This Is A Thought. - http://www.ehow.com/list_5990579_supplies-needed-pet-shelters.html
    Christian02 Christian02 18-21, F Jan 24, 2013

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    My List Of Recycled Things - I have recycled many things. Glass wine bottles, glass candles, plastic juice containers, plastic water bottles, cereal and cracker boxes, newspapers...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Pitchfork Has A New Lease On Life - I was given a pitchfork head without a handle. So I recycled some fence top rail to make a handle. Nice and lite yet strong.. here's the...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M Apr 4, 2013

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    Air Tank Recycling. I decided to make a horizontal chimney'a out of a air compressor tank I replaced yesterday.. I am not done I still have to install twin smoke stacks. I am...
    btw55 btw55 56-60, M Dec 15, 2013

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    I Really Try To Do My Best Not To Be Wasteful - Although honestly I haven't always been like this. I started noticing the past few years that I try to be more conscious with...
    romina0523 romina0523 31-35, F Mar 21, 2012

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    I Was Recycling Before It Was Cool :) - coffee grounds ,egg shells go into the garden I use wet newspapers & cardboard to stop weeds . Plastic Peanut Butter jars are great for so...
    sauci sauci 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2012

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    Hooked! - My start in recycling came with a paper drive at school when I was in first grade. It was wonderful to be involved in a community effort. It wasn't till 6th grade...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Four R's - There is the well known three R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Well in this consumer driven throw away world there is a fourth R to use to reduce your impact on the...
    k1nudey k1nudey 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    I Recycle Everything! - I took an AP Environmental Science class my senior year in high school which is when I really got started recycling. Since then I have started recycling...
    AdorableCaterpillar AdorableCaterpillar 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2012

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    It's So Important! - So why don't more people do it. I recycle everything I can. It annoys me so much when I see people who don't, despite my state's laws. But I also repurpose...
    GuavaberryKisses GuavaberryKisses 31-35, F Jan 14, 2012

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    My Recycling - i recycle all that can virtually be reasonably recycled, we have paper, foil,tins,glass,cardboard and plastic recycling here, also things like tins and even toiltet...
    crafterkim crafterkim 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2012

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    I'm Actually Pretty Good - I'm pretty good about remembering to put used papers, cardboard, jars and cans, etc. in recycling.  Sometimes I have to remind my co-workers to...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 4, 2008

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    good article, don't recycle! http://www.cato-unbound.org/2013/06/03/michael-c-munger/recycling-can-it-be-wrong-when-it-feels-so-right
    derminer derminer 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love her and kept longing to be the one since I help her stood, join her in walks and yet she chose someone who makes fun of her. I can't help but to think where did I lack. I...
    shadowfrombehind shadowfrombehind 13-15, M Mar 19

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    Life is short. Don't waste it on yourself. Contrasting to the vast universe, the Earth is depressingly insignificant. We are lucky that Earth happened to orbit the Sun at a...
    AnomicNorme AnomicNorme 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 20

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