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3 Ways to Go Green in 2013

Green_in_2013_BLOGLast year presented great opportunities for recycling. Many of us received ridiculous amounts of election junk mail in our mailboxes. Others may have a large quantity of plastic bottles and steel cans from stocking up on water and canned food for the end of the world. Let’s continue this trend in 2013.

If your New Year’s resolution is to “go green” in 2013, you can follow three easy steps outlined below. But remember, recycling is one of the easiest things you can do.

1. Reduce Reducing your waste can be easy. Think about your daily routine and ask yourself where you could cut out waste. Do you use reusable bags when you go shopping? I’m not just talking about grocery shopping. Take a reusable bag with you wherever you go just in case you find a pair of shoes you can’t live without, or a tool that would make your life easier.

2. Reuse Reusing common household items can be fun. Pinterest houses many great ideas to repurpose common household items. Pinterest also has great ideas to help organize your life. Personally, I could use a little more organization myself. I lose pens all the time from simply misplacing them. Instead of finding a place for them, I buy more. Have you ever been guilty of this? Follow Rumpke on Pinterest.

3. Recycle Recycling is the easiest way to go green in 2013. Whether you’re at home, work, or school, opportunities are everywhere. Don’t know what to recycle? Click here to see our list of acceptable items.

Rumpke makes recycling easy, so this New Year’s resolution should be an easy one to keep. Happy New Year and remember, let’s make it a “green” 2013.

Wondering what happens to your recyclables? Check out our videos.

Maria Ruebusch is a graphic designer at Rumpke.

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