I'd like to thank Ariana, a complete strange who made a difference to me yesterday. Having posted on Craigslist that she had some recycling that she didn't want to take to the recycle center herself, but wanted to give to someone who might need it, she read my blog. (Hi, Ariana.) And while in the area, we stopped by her house and got a large bin full of recycling. (I think Ariana and her friends had a good New Year's Eve.) But between my parents visiting and drinking 2 liters of soda daily, my own Christmas Eve and New Year's parties, and Ariana, we saved another 225 bottles and cans. (Over the past month, I've also picked up about 498 cans from my husband's office party and 394 from friends and various "found treasures.") So, in December
we found and rescued a total of 1,117 more cans!
(and that makes $356)
Anyway, thanks Strangers, thanks friends, and thanks to all those who recycle, reuse or donate the things you use, from my kids in their favorite recyclable present received this Christmas: