In addition to doing the usual “recycling thing,” you can also look around and think of creative ways to recycle items around your home. For instance, use empty jars, cardboard tubes, and cereal boxes in crafts, or reuse plastic food tubs for storage (you could paint them or cover them with construction paper first).
Look at yard sales and second-hand stores for your household needs – this is not only cheaper; it also means you’re reusing (recycling) items that are already in circulation. Recycling means more than just shipping off your plastic, glass, and metal to the recycling center. It also involves reusing items to avoid buying new ones. That’s budget-friendly for just about everyone!