A Look at Recycling Through Infographics

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Actually following up with that New Year's resolution to clear out your creepy basement or getting the urge to do some (not yet) spring cleaning? Make sure to remember to recycle! Here's a look at a couple of the best infographics on the web to convince you that sorting your trash is worth the effort.

Still forgetting to bring your reusable bags to the grocery store? This infographic from OnlineEducation.net breaks down the numbers for both potential savings from recycling, and the divide between what we say and what we do.

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So how much do we actually recycle as individuals and a nation? Check out the two following infographics for some serious number breakdowns on an individual and national level.

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 Did you decide to recycle your old cell phone after our blog post from last fall? See how you have helped conserve the globe's rare earth elements that are used in electronics.

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So you're convinced. But sorting your trash correctly is easier said than done and can often be the reason why people just give up on recycling. Check this infographic to see a clear break down of what can be recycled in your home!

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 Don't forget - one man's trash is another man's treasure. The potential uses for items that would otherwise be tossed out are infinite with a little bit of creativity! Get those creative juices flowing by converting some of your empty wine bottles from last weekend into some beautiful home decor.

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Start 2013 right and form a habit of recycling!