Incredible amounts of building material end up in area landfills. Such waste is costly as well as environmentally unacceptable. Whenever we can we donate reusable materials from clients’ homes that are no longer wanted and needed as a result of their remodeling project to ReSTORE. The Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE, LLC. has been established as a self-sustaining fund raising entity to benefit Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity. ReSTORE converts charitable donations of building materials into cash for use by Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity to construct simple, decent, affordable homes. By doing so, they divert and recycle thousands of tons of usable material from being deposited into local landfills.
Living in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, we want to do all we can to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. That being said, I came across this great article done and wanted to pass it along.
What You Should Know About Recycling
Americans are recycling more than ever before, and with good reason. Recycling saves energy, natural resources and landfill space.
Aluminum is a material for which a strong recycling market exists. Recycling aluminum cans saves 95% of the energy that it takes to manufacture a new can. Throwing away a 12-ounce can is the energy equivalent of throwing away six ounces of gasoline.
Recycling is truly a cause in which every individual makes a great difference. The way you shop for, use and dispose of the products that you buy seriously affects the environment.
- “Precycle” by purchasing products in recyclable containers.
- Purchase foods in bulk or concentrate.
- At work, make two-sided photocopies.
- Use cloth towels in the kitchen rather than paper towels.
- Stop unwanted junk mail by removing your name from mailing list
- Start a compost pile with your leaves and grass clippings.
- Leave a coffee mug or two at work and avoid using disposable cups
- Use blank back sides of used paper for scratch work.
- Look into purchasing quality used items instead of new ones.
- Take your grocery bags back to the market and reuse them.
- Mend clothes and repair broken items.
- Use products that are made to be reused, such as cloth towels, sponges, glass dishes, etc.
- Drop off your used motor oil, antifreeze, and car batteries at places that recycle automotive wastes.
- Donate clothing, books, toys, appliances and furniture to charitable organizations.