Recycling Resolutions for the New Year

January 3, 2017 Published by

At the beginning of each year, many of us decide to live better by promising ourselves to lose weight, eat healthy, or exercise more. While it’s great to improve our own lives, we should also be concerned with the life of our planet. This New Year, make a resolution to reduce, reuse, and recycle with these simple tips.

  1. Put an End to Unwanted Mail. How often do you throw out half of your mail each day because it’s a stack of flyers and advertisements? There are websites you can sign up on that will remove your name from the mailing lists that send you unwanted papers. Not receiving those flyers anymore is both convenient and eco-friendly.
  2. Use Reusable Bags When Shopping. Plastic bags offered at most stores are killers on our environment. Bring reusable cloth bags with you everywhere you shop to ease your carbon footprint. You might even save money when shopping, since some stores are beginning to charge shoppers for each plastic bag they use.
  3. Buy in Bulk to Avoid Excess Packaging. When shopping for snacks, mealtime items, and household products, buy in bulk and pack food in reusable containers to bring to school or work. This prevents you from throwing out more packaging that smaller items come with. Plus, bulk buying is usually cheaper, so you’ll save money, too.
  4. Buy Smaller Quantities of Perishable Foods. Unused or spoiled foods end up sitting in landfills until they decompose. Only buy the amount of food you’ll actually use in order to avoid having to throw out the excess.
  5. Reuse and Reduce Waste. Buy durable goods and clothing so they last longer and you don’t have to replace them as often. Try to repair broken items, and donate unwanted clothing to homeless shelters so they can be reused by those who need them.
  6. Learn Everything You Can Recycle: When it comes to filling your recycling bins, throw in aluminum and metal cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic containers, cardboard cartons, and most papers. Don’t just stick to your kitchen; collect recyclable materials from bathrooms, bedrooms, and offices too.

Reducing your carbon footprint is often easier than you might think. At Complete Shredding Solutions, we are dedicated to being as eco-friendly as possible. Your paper is shredded and baled at our secure facilities then sent directly to pulping mills, saving a tree for every 200 pounds of paper we shred. We do our part in helping the environment; with these tips, you can do yours.

When you choose Complete Shredding Solutions, you are choosing to go green. For more information on our paper shredding services in Nassau & Suffolk County, call us at 516-442-1642 or, for New York City, at 212-939-7534