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recycling in Indiana

Recycling makes sense all the way around. Everybody thinks of cans and bottles, but we need to be thinking about E-WASTE AND FAST. We call them landfills today, but tomorrow we will call them superfund sites!

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I believe that today's landfills will cause BIG Problems

If you look at the volume of garbage we make in Indiana and how it is disposed of then it doesn't take a genius to figure out that our kids and grandkids are going to inherit a disaster of epic proportions.

The way that we dispose of E-Waste is CRIMINAL. Check out this great Indiana Living Green Article on this subject and then check out the post below for more links.

Let's use this group to discuss these issues and more importantly let's discuss how we can all make for a greener Indiana by recycling.

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Comment by Ellen on January 5, 2012 at 3:41am

@ Bill

There are places that recycle clothing into rags. Some groups take old clothing and reuse fabric into art, crafts,  make blankets, rugs out of cut up clothing. I re-purpose old sweaters, overcoats, belts into handbags, toys, and pillows, etc.

Comment by Bill Silva on January 4, 2012 at 1:34pm

Where can you recycle cloth material. I have clothing that is not good enough to wear, but the material is still useful.

Comment by Bill Silva on January 4, 2012 at 1:32pm

Best Buys is supposed to have a national free e-waste program now. You may want to check with your local store to be sure they are aware.

Comment by Andrea Cook on April 13, 2010 at 8:47pm
NY updated its legislation regarding recycling.
New Yorkers will finally be able to recycle many different types of plastic – even yogurt containers!
http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/13/new-yorks-recycling-program-finally...
Comment by Mathew Standish on April 13, 2010 at 5:14pm
So, so true about purchasing recycled content products. It's the only way we'll create the demand to make recycling as necessary (more necessary) as garbage. As most of you know recycled products also:
1. Use MUCH less energy to produce as compared to virgin material processing (lower CO2 emissions).
2. Use much less water and other natural resources during production.
3. And, of course recycling creates up to 8 times as many jobs as waste (landfills).

It's a big reason for www.tuwa.com!

Recycled goods completes the recycling loop for true sustainability!
Comment by Ellen on April 13, 2010 at 1:21pm
Comment by Leah DiMaria on April 10, 2010 at 9:33am
I haven't read all the comments here yet.One thing I think needs to be discussed and concerns me ..is the lack of consumer info. on buying recycled products ! The availability and consumer labels for purchasing recycled products in Indiana seems to have either slowed,diminished or in some cases disappeared all together? I look for the recycle label/logo for paper products for instance,seems to be less & less available? As the cost of recycling has increased,for many reasons..the demand for recycled products seems to be dwindling as well.
I would like to see more efforts in getting out consumer information about purchasing recycled products. I had a great article on the plight of Recycling companies in Indiana & now I can't seem to find it ? bummer,I will post it when I do.
Thank You to Eric for starting this group,discussions,etc..
I actually worked on the 20yr solid waste plan for Indiana in 1991 or '92? with the planning committee created to draft it & with the Mayor. Just getting the "pilot" curb side recycling program implemented in Kessler Neighborhood,was challenging! Up until a few years ago I still had a copy of several drafts for Indiana's 20 yr solid waste plan. Truly bummed I tossed(er recycled) it along with so many years of saved files that I just did not have room for anymore.
I do still have the PSA (original video tape) we made in the early 90's,called "Trash to Cash" narrated by my (then)stepson Chad. The Hoosier Environmental Council's then grassroots solid waste director -Susan Green,myself & a small group of activists & volunteers ,created, recorded and produced the PSA @ Peaceworks.
Perhaps it is time to dust it off and get it out for this years Earth Day??
With some much needed tech & more current info on recycling updated, of course..
Happy recycling everyone :)
Comment by thechickenlady on April 10, 2010 at 12:14am
My suggestion...don't bring home any plastic bags in the first place! Force yourself to use reusable shopping bags and carry a small one in your purse in one way or the other to pull out for smaller shopping. Tell others to do the same! Talk green, talk green, talk green....! :-)
Comment by Terry and Patrica Kok on April 1, 2010 at 10:59am
Not enough hours in my day to crochet but I'll gladly pass my bags on to someone who does have the time. Thanks for the link. I'm passing this info on to our other groups:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/andorprojex
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sustainablelifestyles
Comment by Ellen on March 31, 2010 at 7:00pm
Maybe Posey, Indiana @
http://www.homesteadweaver.com/plasticbagrugs.htm
If not there, they can direct you elsewhere.
You could learn to crochet, and make your own rugs, bags, mats etc.....
 

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