Why does it matter?
Just like a successful organizing system takes into account future needs, it’s important to make sure that we are responsibly disposing or passing on our unwanted items in an environmentally friendly way.
What can you do?
We’ve worked hard to compile a resource page for anyone looking for answers on where to donate, recycle, or give back unwanted items. If you know of any we have not listed, leave a comment and let us know! Check out the amazing list of resources.
If you’re anything like us, you probably have one or two of these common items laying around.
- Eye Glasses: OneSight – Lens Crafters: Over 284 million people suffer from poor vision worldwide. Twenty-five years ago, Lens Crafters founded the OneSight organization with one purpose in mind: To provide better sight for all—everything from free eye care to eye wear to important research that will change how people see tomorrow.
- Plastic Bags: PlasticBagRecycling.org: In 2006 more than 812 million pounds of plastic film and bags were recycled which is enough feed stock to manufacture nearly 1,500,000 composite lumber decks. Please recycle only clean, dry plastic bags and film. You can recycle many types of plastic so be sure to check it out.
- Packing Materials: UPS Store: Take your extra packing material to your local UPS store.
The list goes on and on! Head over to our Resource page to see what you can do with nearly any item you’re trying to dispose of.
Happy Green Organizing!