Recycling Helpful Tips

Gibsons Recycling Depot's Monthly "Recycling Quotes & Tips to make a Difference!"

Going Green Can Save You Money!


REDUCE PACKAGING: 10 cents of every shopping dollar is used to pay for packaging. Smaller sizes often use more packaging for each ounce of product. A family of four can save thousands of dollars a year by purchasing in the largest size they can. Smart thinking!

RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES: Use rechargeable batteries in toys, flashlights and radios. You can save $200 a year by using rechargeable batteries instead of disposables in one CD player used two hours a day. (rechargeable batteries can be recycled at Gibsons Recycling Depot)

CLOTH NAPKINS and TOWELS: Many families spend over $260 a year on paper towels and napkins... by switching to cloth napkins you save trees and money.

CFL BULBS: By replacing one 100 watt incandescent light bulb with a 25 watt CFL bulb you can save $30 in electricity... (you can recycle CFL bulbs at Gibsons Building Supply)

UNPLUG and SHUT OFF: By unplugging appliances when not in use and shutting off computers households can reduce their average monthly electricity bill by 6% to 26%. Appliances, electronic equipment in standby mode uses electricity.

A tune up can increase the fuel efficiency of your car by 4 to 20%. A clean air filter can increase fuel efficiency by 10%. Properly inflated tire save fuel.

Walking burns calories and is good for your heart!


Recycling one aluminum can conserves 300 watt-hours, enough to run a 100-watt bulb for three hours. It takes five percent of the energy to make a new aluminum can out of an old can compared to making a new can out of raw materials. Any time you make new stuff out of old stuff, it takes less energy, less chemicals, less water.


Proverb: "If you think that you are too small to make a difference,
try sleeping in a room with a mosquito."


There may be some grand, sacrificial, heroic answers,
but the best answers I know are almost trivial. Environmental problems are caused
by billions of small, unthinking actions. They will be cured by billions of small, sensible actions,
simple substitutions of environmentally conscious habits
for the old thoughtless and wasteful ones.
-- Anonymous


If you have more great Recycling ideas or Tips please email us, we'd love to hear from you and put your Recycling Tips on our Web Site! And let us know if we can use your name- we'd love to give you the Credit!

Thank you for Recycling on the Sunshine Coast, BC!

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