Saturday, January 22, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Today is the first-ever National Swap Day. Wish I had heard about this earlier; perhaps we could have set up a swap event here is Wichita Falls. Anyway, the intent is to recycle stuff you no longer want by swapping it for something else--the good ol' barter system.

I have lots of stuff I want to get rid of. Most of us do. We can have a garage sale, sell big items in the paper, give the things to charity or throw them away. Or we can trade them. The goal is to keep usable things out of the landfill, reduce the amount of resources we use to make new things, and keep more money in our own pocket. Sounds like a win-win for most except the consumerist economy.

Swapping with our neighbors would be the best alternative, but you can always try So consider reducing your impact on the environment by recycling your unwanted items for things you can use.

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