Category Archives: Benefits of Recycling

Keeping Watch on Earth Day Events

Keeping Watch In partnership with historians, writers, scientist, environmental experts and artists, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and College of Arts & Architecture have begun a three-year initiate that profiles natural environmental issues. It is designed to bring a higher … Continue reading

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Top Ten Recycling Tips from Think Outside The Bin

THINK OUTSIDE THE BIN “Think Outside The Bin:  Discard your common household items, help your neighbor, help your earth” was written with a vision of making a difference in America’s homes and landfills.  In celebration of our success, we offer … Continue reading

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Cash is king for common collections

At Think Outside The Bin, we love to promote Social Recycling to “Help Your Neighbor…Help Your Earth”. Many household cast-aways are great candidates for Social Recycling, as the most responsible way to pass on those items.  But we also understand … Continue reading

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The sights and smells of a landfill

According to CleanAir.org, the Southern U.S. have the most landfills – 726 – compared to only 134 in the Northeast U.S. Welcome to the south, ya’ll! Here’s one of my local Carolina landfills, complete with vultures…and, unfortunately, many of our … Continue reading

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Recycle crayons, mint tins to help school children

TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS  The Tools for Schools project accepts old and broken pieces of crayons. This volunteer project is part of the SCARCE program, which stands for School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education. The mission of SCARCE is … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Effect on Recycling

Wikipedia defines Butterfly Effect:         The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly‘s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of … Continue reading

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Recycle E-waste through an earth-friendly fundraiser

PROJECT KOPEG At Project KOPEG, they offer an e-waste recycling and fundraising program that can help you raise funds for your organization. Recycle iPods, MP3 players, cell phones and chargers, digital cameras, PDAs, palm pilots, and more.  Your unwanted electronics, … Continue reading

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New blankets can be donated for ill children

PROJECT LINUS Project Linus is a national non-profit organization that provides warmth and security to seriously ill or traumatized children. They accept donations of new (no used items accepted), handmade, washable blankets. http://www.projectlinus.org/  

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The incredible benefits of recycling

What happens when you recycle and divert usable household items from the landfill? You reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You reduce methane emissions from landfills. You reduce emissions from incinerators. You reduce emissions from energy consumption. You save energy from producing … Continue reading

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