We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Recycling Quotes from Gretchen Rubin, Peter Senge, Mike Quigley, Ed Begley, Jr., Neil LaBute. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
If I can do something in less than one minute, I don’t let myself procrastinate. I hang up my coat, put newspapers in the recycling, scan and toss a letter. Ever since I wrote about this rule in ‘The Happiness Project,’ I’ve been amazed by how many people have told me that it has made a huge difference in their lives.
I’m really interested in how you create a whole new economy of recycling. It’s literally the ‘underground economy.’ All this stuff that on the surface creates growth and profit, ends up with waste, junk, and CO2. So how do you make it economic to bring new players into the ball game?
I like to take out the recycling because I actually feel like I’m doing something.
If you’re not buying recycled products, you’re not really recycling.
We live in a disposable society. It’s easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name – we call it recycling.
Seoul will build more resource recovery facilities and establish new recycling facilities with the aim of achieving zero landfills of domestic waste.
I don’t actually read that much. I like movies a bit more. That’s how I come up with ideas – by seeing things, hearing things, recycling things. Stealing things!
When faced with the inevitable fatigue that comes with the recycling of speeches and the recycling of thoughts in a rather small stream of vortex, I am urged to not be ashamed of recycling.
If recycling is the future, then we must focus our efforts on mitigating negative impacts to our community while protecting our environment.
Water efficiency, recycling, and other local supplies will help California flourish in a drier future.
We have a project with Unocal here in Los Angeles, where we as an environmental organization, the oil company, and the state all get together to promote the recycling of used motor oil.
I’ve talked to several CEOs – from a recycling company in Indiana, a furniture company in Kentucky, a brewing company in Colorado, and more – who believe paying higher wages is both the right thing to do and part of a successful business model.
I hate recycling. I don’t think it exists. I think they’ve made it up to give people jobs. They deliver these stupid little Tupperware boxes and tell me, ‘You’re not using your recycling box!’ Who are they? They’re not the police.
Would you like all of your Facebook friends to sift through your trash? A group of designers from Britain and Germany think that you might. Meet BinCam: a ‘smart’ trash bin that aims to revolutionize the recycling process.
Even when we think or talk about recycling, lots of recyclable stuff ends up getting incinerated or in landfills and leaving many municipalities, diversion rates – they leave much to be recycled. And where is this waste handled? Usually in poor communities.
It’s all about fair trade, and helping people eating locally grown stuff. We’re recycling everything. We’re trying to tour in the most conscious way possible, environmentally and socially.
During holiday parties I end up recycling a lot of my cocktail dresses and just wearing a layering piece, like a blazer and tights, with it.
The more you focus on sex without love, and drugs and violence, lifestyle of intimidation and recycling, the less energy you spend on opening up the big tent.
I own about 300 pairs of shoes. When I start to go over 300, I have mini-sales from my closet and give the money to charity. It’s my way of recycling; I feel like I can give back to the universe.
When I got to Activision, it was like a carnival. They had a recycling container filled with cans and a sign over it that said ‘Activision Takeover Defense Fund.’ Activision was making games based on passion and gut instinct. We needed to develop games based on P&L statements and what was going to sell.
There’s a recycling mentality about my work.
Increasing recycling in Delaware is an idea whose time has come and, if put off, may not come again.
I’m mad keen on recycling because I’m worried about the next generation and where all this waste we’re producing is going. It has to stop. I wash out my plastic containers and recycle envelopes, everything I possibly can.
I had really bad obsessive-compulsive disorder. At its worst, I was compelled to leave my house at three o’clock in the morning and go out in the alley because I just knew that the paper-towel roll I threw in the recycling bin was uncomfortable, like it was lying the wrong way, and I would be down in the garbage.
I am in a constant cycle of selling my clothes at Wasteland and buying from Goodwill. Once or twice a year, I go through my closet and donate everything to Goodwill. It feels like I am recycling my fashion.
Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won’t deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.
Recycling, cutting back on driving, and changing out old light bulbs for energy-efficient ones might save half a ton of carbon a year. A household going car-free, flight-free, and vegan – changes impractical, if not outright impossible, for many families to make – might reduce emissions by four tons a year.
Some makeup companies have really good recycling policies, and it’s worth finding out whether your favourites are among them. With MAC, for instance, you can take any of your old makeup containers into its shops, and the sweetest deal is that, once you’ve racked up six containers, you get a free lipstick or lip gloss.
Recycling is an area where jobs could be created at low cost. Green collar workers. That’s not very sexy.
The purpose – where I start – is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it’s reuse.
God help anyone who disobeys my recycling system. I have all the separated bins. I’m very adamant about it because I try to be a good citizen of the world, I really do. I even use eco-friendly cleaning products, but sometimes you just have to break open the disinfectant. Some jobs require it.
Years ago, we all talked about recycling and not dumping things down your drain and all of that, but talking doesn’t help much. Basically, it’s going to have to be legislation because the impact is so huge and diversified.
We don’t need more recycling, we need a completely different system of closed-loop manufacturing, and no matter how many cans I crush, my personal actions at the consumer level are of very little importance in getting us there.
I’m adamant about recycling in my house, and I’m always making sure to turn off the lights.
I buy things through the ShopStyle app on my phone, then have them delivered to a neighbour so Oliver doesn’t see them arrive. When he’s out, I collect them, cut off the labels, and bury them deep in the recycling box under the wine bottles.
I’m a recycling obsessive.
In Los Angeles, I drive a hybrid and live in a very simple home. Anything you do from carrying a canteen of water to starting a recycling program in your office makes a difference. Reusing what you already have has always been green – from clothes to boxes to glass jars from the supermarket.
We had a thing there where you could turn in – it was some sort of recycling program – the bottle caps of RC Cola. You’d turn in 12 of them, and you’d get a ticket to see a movie. That’s how I started going to the movies. Running around the neighborhood looking for bottle caps. We were like little scavengers.
In my family we’ve always been into ethical stuff and recycling.
We were in recycling before recycling was cool.
It’s like recycling: selling old clothes to help make new ones.
I’m really into the recycling of art. That one piece of art inspires another piece of art, which inspires another piece of art. I really like that idea.
Recycling more plastics can help local businesses and expand jobs while supporting the goals of sustainability.
Films go into vaults, art into museums, and music into halls of fame. Most fashion is worn for a few seasons and off-loaded into the recycling bin or, worse, some landfill.
There is a science to managing high tech businesses, and it needs to be respected. One of them is that in technology businesses, leadership is temporary. It’s constantly recycling. So the asset has limited lifetime.