Friday, November 9, 2012

More on Recycling

 -- Quote of the Day -- 

So many women were feeling unfulfilled by following what they thought society wanted them to do. Being authentic to yourself is so important – it is only when we are authentic to who we are that we will be truly happy. It is so important to follow what our own heart is telling us, what our own intuition is telling us, what our own passion is. And when we silence what society is telling us, what our family is telling us, that we can explore who really are. …we all have our own challenges, no one is alone in facing a challenge. One of the big stresses that modern women face is the idea that we are supposed to be ‘super women’ – help is a really big thing, -collaboration - acknowledging that we don’t have to be ‘super women’ in all aspects of our lives, and maybe it is stronger to ask for help when we need it.

~ Caroline Shearer and Sarah Hackley

Today’s quote originates from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio episode that aired back on … titled: Women Creating A BetterWorld

 (*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

 -- Recycling In Creston -- 

It is really important to find out what your community offers in the way of recycling and reuse collection facilities or services. 

Here in Creston, BC (Canada), we have curbside pick up services where residents can use blue bags to collect their recyclables and leave on the curb, or they can take the recycling down to the collection bins over on Helen St. behind the car wash. 

Most plastics, any paper products, tin and aluminum can be recycled this way. Scrap metal and large appliances can be taken to the landfill where they are collected in piles for recycling.

The local Source store on Main Street downtown accepts old batteries, and while we are there we can pick up a package of rechargeable batteries and a charger. They also accept ink cartridges and cell phones, which they will recycle as well. 

One can take more than 300 different types of small and large appliances, e-waste and electronic toys down to the collection site at New Life Furniture and Recycling on Northwest Boulevard.

And used eyeglasses and parts can be taken to: Creston Optometric Eye Center, Creston Valley Hospital, Shoppers Drug Mart, Gleaners or the Lions club.

Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes can be recycled at Home Hardware.

Used clothing and a myriad of useable items from around the home, office or workshop can be taken to the Gleaners organization, where they sell the items at such a low price that people go there in droves. The Gleaners organization raises funds mainly for the food bank, but also shares with other non-profits in the area. 

In the near future, I'd love to see a reuse drop off center here - similar to what most communities have at the landfill site, where people can leave items that others can pick up and use. Think of 1/4 full can of paint that you can't use, but others might find a use for. That kind of thing. 

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