America Recycles Day was Nov. 15, a day that reinforced the practices of recycling to keep our environment pristine.
According to Keep America Beautiful, which promoted America Recycles Day, the current recycling rate is 34 percent. We all know plastic bottles, cans, glass, newspapers and magazines should go into a separate collection, and there’s really no good excuse for that number not to reach 100 percent.
But did you know a coffee table, kitchen plates and lamps also can be recycled? Or linens, clothing and tchotchkes?
At Guadalupe Resale Shop and other thrift stores, your recyclables aren’t melted or compressed beyond recognition. Instead, our showroom floor helps items find their new forever home. Just because you don’t want or need a particular item doesn’t mean it needs to end up at a landfill or burning in an incinerator. Prior to America Recycles Day, Keep America Beautiful encouraged everyone to take a pledge with three bold statements, each of which is easily adaptable to our mission at Guadalupe Resale Shop:
“Learn: I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.”
- Guadalupe Resale Shop accepts donations of like-new furniture, home décor, kitchenware, artwork, lamps, lGuadalupe Resale Shop accepts donations of like-new furniture, home décor, kitchenware, artwork, lamps, linens, DVDs and CDs, books and all types of nearly new ladies and men’s clothing, including accessories such as jewelry, purses and shoes. The Resale Shop does not accept electronics, used household appliances, mattresses, children’s clothing and toys, baby equipment, gardening tools, light figures, ceiling fans, armoires, entertainment centers or exercise equipment.
“Act: Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more and I will buy products made with recycled content.”
- Guadalupe Resale Shop is trying to build its inventory heading into high season, and the store is accepting donations from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 12980 Tamiami Trail North, Unit 10, in North Naples. The retail store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
“Share: In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the #BeRecycled pledge.”
- Guadalupe Resale Shop has created a new “Boutique Bash” social event program that allows businesses, churches, community groups and neighborhood associations to host collection drives. After the event, the Resale Shop will send volunteers to collect all of the donations.