Have your friends pointed out your obsession with being green? Have they commented on your “odd” recycling habits? Here are eight signs you might be obsessed with recycling—which isn’t a bad thing!
1. You carry recyclables around with you until you find a recycling bin. You might be walking around and see a bottle or can on the ground, and you can’t possibly pass it up. And if you bought a soda or a bottle of water (which you don’t normally do because you’re so diligent about bringing your own reusables), you carry the empty container around until you see a bin.
2. Whenever you throw a party or are invited to one, you can be found following guests around until they’ve finished their drinks. You don’t normally buy those red plastic cups, but if you did, you collect them all at the end of the night and wash them out so you could reuse them for your next party. There’s no way you’re letting those go to the landfill when they can be used at least a few more times at upcoming events.
3. Even your dog knows how to recycle. Instead of just teaching him to fetch, you’ve taught him how to fetch bottles and cans and put them in the recycling bin where they belong. Walks are spent with the both of you picking up litter along the way.
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4. Your calendar has a big green circle on April 22 for Earth Day and November 15 for America Recycles Day. You are counting down the days until you can finally celebrate your favorite Earth-friendly holidays—even though you’re Earth-friendly all year round.
5. Instead of just exploring new local hangouts, you spend some of your weekends at parks and beaches cleaning up. Who needs to spend all that money at restaurants and bars anyway when you can enjoy fresh air and nature while doing something good?
6. Your college education was partly funded by CRV. You saved up all your nickels and dimes to help pay your way through college. Next step: start saving for that down payment on a house!
7. You’ve taught your kids the benefits of recycling like saving resources, reducing your impact on the planet, and of course saving money for college. Your kids accompany you and your dog on your park and beach cleanups. And your family motto: The streets are littered with nickels and dimes!
8. You understand that recycling is an essential part of our society’s effort to combat climate change, especially when we keep organic materials like green waste and food waste out of the landfill. It’s at the dump where these materials decompose and spew more greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. You know recycling isn’t just one way we can conserve resources—it’s helping to save the planet! Full story…