In the interest of preserving and improving our planet, I am interested in going green. One of the key components of the green movement is recycling. Of course, we are all pretty familiar with recycling by now. Those fortunate enough to live in communities with curbside pickup for recyclables are probably very accustomed to separating recyclable items. My community doesn’t offer recycling pickup service, but that doesn’t stop me from collecting items to take to the local recycling center. It isn’t too much work; I have a special cabinet in the kitchen with boxes marked “Paper,” “Glass,” and “Plastic.” About once a month, I empty them out into bags, and I store the bags in the garage until I have filled several. Then, I make a trip to the recycling center, empty out the bags, and take them back home to use again. Recycling has become comfortable routine for my family; I try not to be obsessive about it (“Oh no! You dropped a scrap of paper into the garbage can!”), but I enjoy the feeling of responsible citizenship whenever I deposit something in the recycling bin.
Yeah, recycling has become a normal part of life in my house. That’s why I like BookJingle so much! We all know how good recycling paper is for the environment — it saves trees, putting more oxygen into the air, reducing harmful chemicals being released into the air from paper plants, and saves space in landfills. Did you know that the re-use of paper is the ultimate form of recycling? Books are meant to be read and enjoyed, not tossed into a fireplace or landfill for destruction, or kept in a moldy cardboard box in the basement. Selling used books to BookJingle gives your old books a second life in the hands of someone who needs that book. Used books that are sold to BookJingle are re-entering circulation in the book industry, preserving trees and benefiting all life on Earth. Selling used books to BookJingle gives you the satisfaction of being a responsible steward of our planet’s natural resources. Re-use is the ultimate form of recycling!