Friday, September 07, 2007

Recycling

We have been recycling for a while now. It is nice because there is a free drop off very close to our house, so doing it is not a chore. The thing I really like about it is teaching the girls to care for our earth. Maddie will look at the bottom of anything plastic and tell whether or not we can recycle it. This sometimes leads to me learning of a new recyclable item. Yesterday I had a ton to drop off so Bella and I went off to recycle after dropping off Maddie at school. Bella loves this one on one time and she really enjoys throwing the different things into the different bins. I would love to be able to go totally green and buy only natural and organic food but it is very expensive. So we try, we recycle, we buy organic in the things that we use the most like PB and milk for the girls only, and a lot more fruits and fresh veggies. So even though our part is small it is still a big help when you put it with all of the other people out there that are doing the same.

6 comments:

Ros said...

Very cool. I am very pro-recycling myself. I am glad you have a free recycling near you. It is too bad they don't come and collect it from your house. Everyone here has big bins at their home to fill with recyclables. At our old house they even had a big compost container too. I remember when I was living in Michigan I had to pay to recycle. It was frustrating but I would pay anyway, because as I said I am very into recycling. It's great you are teaching your children this too. And very good on the organics.. very healthy for you!

Ruthie said...

Way to go Eco-Bella! :)

Ruthie said...

Hi Ros...the new recycle place is really a step in the right direction for us! It's just down the street from where you guys used to live...back behind the old Riverside car dealership off of Washington. We just toss our stuff in the back of the van and drop it off on our way to the Library. It's not home pick up, but at least it's free! :)

Ros said...

Oh that's nice.. I'm glad to hear that! I'm trying to remember where exactly Washington is.. that's not the same place as the one I used to go to? I can't exactly remember where that was either.. it's been so long since I've been in Owosso.. I will have to go back one day if I can - to show Nata where she was born :)

Yellow Mama said...

Last week, I took my Dad to drop off some plastics at the re-cycling place and the dumpsters were full of very active bees...needless to say, we decided to NOT re-cycle that day but instead called the tele number on the sign letting them know of the issue. Have a good day!

Ros said...

Wow... you worked out how to post on mine! :)