Electronic discards, unfortunately, is one of the fastest growing segments of our nation's waste stream. Given that many of our products can be refurbished, reused, or recycled there is more we can do! We are making a big difference globally and locally when we pay a visit to e-waste drop-offs, local thrift stores, resale, vintage and consignment shops, rummage sales, swap meets, book stores and book sales, etc.
According to the California Department of Conservation, Californians bought more than 20.2 billion carbonated and non-carbonated drinks in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers last year. Good news is that we recycled more than 12 billion of those containers - the highest amount ever in the state. If this is an indicator of what we can do, why not set a new challenge, San Diego?
The following resources are not only money-savers, but also ways to make San Diego a little bit greener!
Do you have something you no longer need such as a couch, a crib, a CD, a computer? Recycle it rather than throwing it in the landfill.
Natural Guide helps us go green, get healthy, and save money all at the same time. Enjoy this resource and the great savings you will get from the coupons.
San Diego is full of second-hand businesses and this site does a great job at featuring every business they know of that offers recycled and reusable merchandise.
Recycle your rechargeable batteries and cell phones at one of these San Diego locations. Looking for facilities that collect specific types of electronic equipment for reuse or recycling?
Have clothing that you would wear to a job interview? Your contribution will help expand their programs and outreach to deserving women in San Diego.