Simple Green: Get an Extra Recycling Bin

Simple Green: Get an Extra Recycling Bin

Week One of the Green Cure has one assignment: get rid of one thing. But if you had add one thing to you home, we'd suggest an extra recycling bin…

Let's face it: it's easy to get lazy when things aren't in reach. We've experienced too many times that something might get thrown in the trash just because there not a recycling bin nearby. For example we recently had a houseguest who threw a toilet paper roll and empty shower bottle into our bathroom trashcan. We know that she's aware these things can be recycled, but she was just on autopilot because the trashcan was there and recycling wasn't.

So why not just make it easy on everyone and get an extra recycling bin – if not everywhere there's a trashcan, than at least one on each floor of your home. We'd even challenge you to turn an existing trashcan into a recycling bin, but if you're looking for something new, try one of our favorite recycling receptacles:

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CHUCK Wastepaper Basket by Studio CRANK

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