Recycling quotes alert us to the need to do things differently.
Reflect on these quotes in
relation to what we are doing to our environment.
To quote the Milwaukee Journal, "Trash: there are no rugs left to
sweep it under."
- To leave a legacy for your children or grandchildren is not always money but something even more precious. It is to leave the Earth and its beauty, its vitality, and its wholesomeness.
Byron R. Pulsifer
- Never refrain from every opportunity to declare with a strong conviction that out throw away societal thinking does not only make manufacturer's wealthy, but it contributes to polluting a world soon to be overrun with the discards of so-called progress.
Rosy Lee Anderson
- Do not deny the tranquility of the morning by the slothfulness of the day.
Theodore W. Higgingsworth
- To exchange clutter by offering items no longer needed to others who need them makes a world less susceptible to componding an already cluttered world.
"Most of us are familiar with recycle and reusing, but how often do we think of the third R - REDUCE? 'Reduce' is probably the most important of the three Rs because, if we reduced, it would limit the need to recycle and reuse."
- "Just as we cannot blame others for destroying the environment,
so we cannot look to others to protect the environment. Responsibility for both begins at home."
Paul Griss, The Daily Planet
- "Like a shadow that does not permit us to jump over it, but moves
with us to maintain its proper distance, pollution is nature's answer to culture.
When we have learned to recycle pollution into potent information,
we will have passed over completely into the new cultural ecology."
William Irwin Thompson
"We may recycle newspapers and glass and take proper satisfaction
for doing so, but we remain caught in a web of spiritual assumptions
about success and consumption, progress and waste that effectively
undermine and trivialize our efforts to escape."
William H. Becker
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Saving Money Quotes |
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- "Can implementing the three R's - reduce, recycle, reuse, save you money?
If you only implemented the three R's in your kitchen, you would save money."
- "Use it up, wear it out,
make it do, or do without."
- "There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well.
They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste.
When I see people throwing away things we could use."
- "Itīs an illusion that the solution to pollution is dilution!"
- "By treating waste as a resource, the reader will save money
and better the environment."
Lillian and Dave Brummet, from The Beginnings of the Environmental Book on Everyone's Lips
- "You can help keep garbage out of landfills by using things again and again."
- "And don't forget to recycle to help save resources and reduce
space in landfills and buy recycled products as often as possible to
Cynthia Perkins, M.Ed., Ten Quick Tips to Save the Planet and Your Health
"Recycling aged wireless equipment is a sensible alternative.
Valuable materials can be recovered from used wireless devices in
a number of different ways."
Sharon Housley, Recycle Cell Phones
Parallel quotations for further reflection:
Adaptability Quotes |
Environment Quotes |
Opportunity Quotes |
Motivational Quotes |
Inspirational Quotes |
Earth Day Quotes |
Truth Quotes |
Simplicity Quotes |
Conservation Quotes |
Creativity Quotes |
Thrift Quotes |
Problem Quotes |
Home Quotes |
Positive Quotes About Change
- "Waste is a terrible thing to mind - Recycle ."
- "This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man
belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blook that unites us
all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
- "We must learn to be less wasteful and to develop an environmental
ethic that includes a respect for all other species."
Paul Griss, The Daily Planet
- "We were surprised at the little things we could all do to reduce
our greenhouse gases by one-tonne. We all could make more of a
difference when it comes to greenhouse gases."
Catherine Pulsifer, The One-Tonne Challenge
- "No matter how you look at it, scooping garbage into an oven
and setting it afire is an equally primitive alternative to digging a
hole in the ground and burying it. The former contaminates air;
the latter, groundwater."
- "We are not to throw away those things which can benefit our neighbor.
Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are
instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly."
Clement of Alexandria
- "The EPA estimates that of over 20 million personal computers
discarded in 1998, only 13% were reused or recycled. Of those that were
recycled, over 112 million pounds of valuable materials were recovered
including steel, glass, plastic and precious metals."
Donna Schwartz Mills, It's Easy to Be Green: Earth Day Solutions for Your Home Office
- "Each individual contribution to the problem may be minimal,
but the combined activities of our neighbours, our community and
citizens across the country have an enouromous effect."
Paul Griss, The Daily Planet
- "Just in Canada alone, millions of new ink cartridges for home and
business printers are purchased each year. After some research, I
was amazed to learn that in Canada, less than 5% of the millions
of cartridges are ever recycled."
Catherine Pulsifer, Millions of Ink Cartridges in Landfill Sites!
- "If 25 years ago I had said that the majority of Canadians would
be drinking bottled water today, you would have laughed. If I were
to say now that we may have to breathe bottled air in 25 years if we
don’t fundamentally change the way our society works,
would you laugh? And if we can't breathe the air, does it really matter
whether the government of the day is right or left?"
Jim Harris, Green Party
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