My husband and I are huge fans of Jack Johnson and we recently got a chance to see him in concert at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater for his “To The Sea” tour. Jack is one of my favorites not only because his music is awesome, toe-tapping, sing-along goodness; but also because he does what he can to help the environment and encourages others to do the same. While he’s on tour, he makes a major effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the tour itself, and also educates his fans about environmental issues.
So, for those of you who don’t know Jack, I’d like to introduce you to him, his music, and his organization called “All At Once.”
What do you do with your old stuff? Assuming you don’t want to be featured on the next Dr. Phil or Oprah show as the latest “hopeless hoarder in need of help,” you’ll find yourself needing to de-stuff-ify your life from time to time. The most eco-friendly solution is always to reuse or “repurpose” things whenever possible. But, when that’s not an option, recycling is always better than adding your stuff to the giant heap of trash at the local landfill. It’s typically pretty easy to recycle stuff like paper, plastic, and glass. Here are some other household items you may find yourself wanting to get rid of, and you may not have known you can recycle them: