When shopping, use store’s recycling programs: most of them provide receptacles for paper and plastic bags; some even give credit for the bags you return.

    Recycle at home. Some areas collect only newspapers and clear glass, while others take aluminum, tin, coated papers, several varieties of plastic and every conceivable color of glass.

    By recycled products. Besides environmental concerns and the increasing cost of landfilling, a major reason for the growth of recycling has been an increase in consumer demand for products which reuse materials from a previously disposable source.