Recycling and taking care of junk removal is not something most people associate with a lifestyle choice. But it is a choice that benefits everyone.
It turns out that residential recycling not only takes different forms, but can include a wide variety of common household items. In fact, with some creativity and a little effort, almost anything you might otherwise toss out can be recycled, reused or repurposed.
The United States has made huge strides in the past decade or so in terms of reducing carbon emissions, so-called "greenhouse" gases, and unprocessed solid waste. However, as much as we promote recycling and the pressing need to "be green" there is still much room for improvement in America.
When your air conditioner stops working and it is approaching triple-digit temperatures, you have to replace it. Even if it still works but is straining because it's so old, you'll probably need to upgrade. But now you have an old unit to get rid of and you find it's not easy.
Most people here in the US now understand and accept that climate change is real, and we need to do all we can to minimize and hopefully reverse its potentially disastrous effects. Recycling is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint and help take care of our environment, and it means that we, as humans, can make the most of the finite amount of resources our world offers.
Televisions have been with us since the 1940s and they have always presented a challenge when it came time to dispose of the old TV after bringing home the new one. Some of us remember the massive television cabinets that took up half a wall in the living room. Talk about a challenge!
If you have decided to upgrade your appliances, then you also need to consider what to do with your old units. Or maybe you already have some old appliances still hanging around the house, in the garage, or the basement, simply taking up space. What are your options?
One of the realities of life is the accumulation of things. Whether it's simply an growing amount of clothes, shoes, and other personal belongings, or larger household items like furniture or sports equipment. Almost everyone finds themselves having to deal with excess junk at some point.
Long gone are the days when we could simply take our old appliances, televisions, and electronic gadgets and put them in the garbage can or dumpster. In fact, in most places today this approach isn't even legal. If you've ever tried to properly dispose of an old TV or CRT computer monitor, for example, you know this can be difficult.