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Scree - June 23, 2011 - TerraCycle - You Don't Have to Throw It Away

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TerraCycle - You Don't Have to Throw It Away

Unless you are walking around barefoot and naked, then you are creating waste. We constantly breathe, use the gases, and get rid of the waste. We eat to produce energy and then get rid of the waste. We build, manufacture, and produce to provide a better quality of living and give off the by products of our efforts as waste.

Not all waste has to go to a landfill. In Nashville, we have recycling centers and some areas have curb side recycling. We (our household) try to recycle the packaging and compost the waste; but we still have items we have to throw into the trash because the recycling program does not accept them.

Well, you don't have to throw it away, there is TerraCycle. TerraCycle is a recycling company that collects, reuses, manufactures, and sells recycled goods. Participants (or groups) ship recyclables to TerraCycle. They re-manufacture the resource into a new reusable product. You even accumulate recycling points that earn money to be donated to the charity of your choice.

This is a win-win program. It is great for businesses, schools, parks, groups, and individuals. Get involved - you don't have to throw it away. Take a few minutes to browse through their site. They have a lot of recycling information and the specifics of how their program works.


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My wife returns from Europe today. Jake, the dog, and I are very excited to see her.

We then, have to immediately begin packing for the Colorado trip. Yikes, I leave in three days!

In Colorado, I will be writing as often as possible. Hopefully, I will get into a routine; but it is useless to predict a schedule while sitting in Tennessee! I am going to attempt to work on maps and guides while I am camping, we'll see how that works!