As we enter "spring cleaning" mode, keep these in mind, especially since the average American throws away about FIVE POUNDS of trash every DAY!

By the way, here are a few precautions you should take while spring-cleaning!


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    Nike's program called "Reuse-A-Shoe" grinds them up and uses it for other stuff, like artificial turf.  Check with your gym too! Mine has a bin right near the locker room for old sneakers!

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    Brita Water Filters

    They can melt down the plastic and use it to make toothbrushes, plastic cups, and cutting boards.  Check out Preserve.

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    I've got like 300.  I wear about four.  You too? Check this out. You can mail them in too.

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    Light Bulbs