Texas is a big state that has big opportunities. One opportunity that has really begun to grow is the opportunity to recycle. Recycling is no longer considered an inconvenience to most Texas citizens and has been integrated into many households as a regular habit like taking out the trash or mowing the lawn. With many cities in the state providing recycling bins, designated recycling days and other recycling opportunities, households in Texas are now averaging 503 pounds of curbside recycled goods per year. Texas is becoming one of the most active states in the recycling game and it shows that Texas citizens care about the environment.
Reduce and reuse. While recycling is a very important and necessary step to take to contribute to a healthier earth, there are two steps to take before hand and those are reducing and reusing. Reducing the amount that we consume and shifting our consumption to better designed products and services is an important step. Take the time to sit down and take a serious look at how much you and your family actually consume and ways in which you can reduce that number. Reusing is the next important step. Find constructive uses for waste items. If it is broken, fix it. If it can be used for an additional purpose, then do it! One creative thinker used old soda liter bottles to plant her favorite fresh herbs in and hang them on her garden wall. Do your best to avoid purchasing packaged goods. When it comes to the step of recycling, you can start off simple by putting your empty water bottles into the recycling bin on the curb.
Purchase recycled products. The whole idea of recycling is to continue to use materials over and over again without wasting anything. Supporting recycling means that you will not only recycle your empty water bottles and other recyclable materials, but you will also support recycled products. Recycled products can be found in a variety of forms from copy paper, plastic bottles, paper bags, and even office chairs. Pay attention to the packaging of the products you are purchasing. If there is a different brand that you are not used to buying but advertise that their packaging is recycled, consider changing brands. This is a great way to contribute to the recycling circle.
Recycling promotes a healthier and cleaner environment. When you make the choice to recycle, you are consciously choosing to contribute to the good of the environment and a cleaner earth. Sit down with your family today and discuss what steps you can take together to become a more effective source of recycling here in Texas. If you have questions about how you can better your environment, contact Texas Heritage Protection today.