You’d better have a good reason for not recycling.

One thing that drives me crazy is people who don’t recycle at home. I mean, what’s your excuse?

Who is so lazy that taking an extra minute to rinse a recyclable item, place it in a receptacle separate of your trash can, and take out the full bag twice a week would be too much? I don’t know anyone who can’t spare 10 minutes out of 1,140 minutes a day to act on lowering their personal footprint.

You can find this 3-compartment, 16 gallon Smart Bin Waste/Recycling Bin at Target for $100.

You can find this 3-compartment, 16 gallon Smart Bin Waste/Recycling Bin at Target for $100. (Image courtesy of Target.com)

If  your recycling program is not single streamed yet (meaning you still have to sort it), there are plenty of ways to make sorting simpler. There are plenty of waste bins out there that have separate spaces for sorting recycling and trash.

Or, if you don’t have $70-$100 to spend (or if the cost of recycling is your excuse), you can certainly make your own. Get creative here and stop making excuses. So now you can’t whine about the sorting complications.

How can you send your plastics, aluminum, papers and glass to a landfill when taking just an extra minute means that those materials are going to be re-used? Is it ok to be so lazy that you can’t manage that?

Also, get creative about recycling in your own way– find items that can be reused in your home instead of being tossed into the trash can. You can do it.

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