Recycling Saves Money Using these Everyday Items

T.H. Hagemann shares how recycling saves money when trying to cut the cost of daily living expenses.

| September/October 1970

  • Recycling savings
    Here's several recycling ideas that anyone can start using right now to cut day to day living expenses and—over a year's period—add a number of dollars (a penny saved is a penny earned) to the family kitty.
    PHOTO: FOTOLIA/UWIMAGES
  • 005-002-01
    Best of all, these recycling ideas are ecologically sound because each one makes better, extra or extended use of an item from our insane "throw away" system.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

  • Recycling savings
  • 005-002-01

Coping with constantly rising prices—especially when living on a small, fixed retirement income—can be rough for an older couple. There are even times when the budget runs aground for younger folks . . . especially those who are saving every possible penny for something like next year's move to the farm. Recycling saves money.

Here's several recycling ideas that anyone can start using right now to cut day to day living expenses and—over a year's period—add a number of dollars (a penny saved is a penny earned) to the family kitty.

Best of all, these recycling ideas are ecologically sound because each one makes better, extra or extended use of an item from our insane "throw away" system.

(1) After the last re-reading and answering, we cut up Christmas and other greeting cards. The clear, smooth pieces are kept in a holder in the kitchen to be used for shopping lists, notes to the milkman, etc. Of course, the Christmas wrappings and ribbons are carefully smoothed and put away for next year.



The vast quantities of junk mail which we all receive can be useful if it is printed on only one side. The other side is fine for figuring, making the first draft of a letter or for carbon copy.

(2) Hotels, motels, fairs, plant tours and trade exhibits are good sources of postcards, writing paper, book matches and free samples. Almost all our correspondence is written on stationery with hotel or motel headings and it amuses our friends to receive letters on a sheet of paper from Hawaii in an envelope from Minnesota, postmarked New York.






Mother Earth News Fair Schedule 2019

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

Next: February, 16-17 2019
Belton, TX

Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, or create a green dream home, come out and learn everything you need to know — and then some!

LEARN MORE






Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

Money-Saving Tips in Every Issue!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).


Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters