Recycling Bin in the Bathroom

Recycling BinIn order to encourage more recycling, I placed a recycling bin in the bathroom.  We use it for toilet paper rolls, shampoo bottles, and other recyclables that could easily be forgotten.  It might seem like a small action, but according to this source, “Over 17 billion toilet paper tubes are thrown away each year. That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building. Twice.”  Small changes on an individual level can help change behavior and culture thus leading to larger changes.  To make sure that my recycling bin is not confused for a  garbage, I took a plain bin (from Goodwill) and added a recycling decal.  The decal itself is inspiring!

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