Bleh, the original post became too wordy.
I try to recycle (and re-use). It makes me feel good. Paper, cardboard and bio-waste, plus regular garbage containers are at the ready for us to use at home. We should be getting metal and glass too, but that has been “in the works” since the beginning of the year. Until we do get them, I take the glass and metal to a store we frequent that has containers for them. In addition, this store has a plastic recycle bin!
Now that I am consciously and more carefully trying to recycle what I can, we have much less regular household garbage going out. The biggest culprit is plastics! Plastic is everywhere and takes up so much (garbage) space! In the first two weeks of this month alone, I had two over flowing bags of metal, glass and mostly plastics to recycle.
I know that I should think about a product and its packaging before I even buy it. That would help drastically with the need to recycle in the first place. But, in some ways that seems very daunting and expensive. Not everything can be purchased in reusable bags/containers, without a huge cost.
Do you recycle?