A journal of my life as an editorial Photographer

Does recycling make a difference?

Recently one of my friends made a comment on Facebook about what is the point of recycling when you get such a little amount of money from it, its hardly worth the effort.

I started recycling when I bought my house 10 years ago. I recycle anything I can get money for. Even if it is just a few cents, at least I am getting something. I bought some very inexpensive trash cans 8 to be exact. I recycle aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspaper, white printer paper, and all the shredded junk mail.

In addition to the household recycling I also do a variety of metals. By owning a house it is amazing on how much of other metals that cross your path wheather its replacing faucets (brass), door knobs (brass), aluminum over some time it really adds up and once i have enough to fill my truck i go to the recycling center.

Over the last 10 years i have recycled 15,989 pounds and received $846.48 for my efforts.


2 responses

  1. brenwork

    How many hundreds of man hours did you waste calculating how much you recycled?

    July 21, 2009 at 7:12 am

  2. Zoltan's Images

    i didn't waste any time. I just input the info from the receipt from the recycling center

    July 26, 2009 at 4:03 am

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