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How to fight planned obsolescence

What is planned obsolescence?
“Planned obsolescence is a business strategy in which the obsolescence (the process of becoming obsolete—that is, unfashionable or no longer usable) of a product is planned and built into it from its conception” is the definition given by The Economist in their article about planned obsolescence.

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Make the coming holidays the most wonderful time of year for you and the world!

With the holidays right around the corner, we at Recycling Perks want to share with you the importance of recycling and living sustainably. With all the paper wrapping and box trashing moments to come, give our world the best gift of all this year and think green. Recycling will go a long way, but these tips to gift giving will help you stop the waste before it starts!

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Pack, Unpack, & Relax

As the holidays approach we see great deals in the aisles of our favorite stores. A symptom of the shopping fever caused by these deals is bringing home a tremendous amount of packaging and having even more being delivered to our doorsteps. With all the stress of the season, we want to give you a quick and easy guide to unpacking your holiday goodies in a more sustainable way.

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Make a Big Difference By Shopping Small!

Recycling Perks not only helps communities with incorporating incentive programs for those who recycle but also acknowledges and supports small businesses within your area!
Whether it be a Mom and Pop diner or a unique boutique on 5th and Third, we as a team want to help local businesses prosper and increase their exposure in the community.

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Recycling Perks is here to help you shop green today to ensure a better tomorrow.

Did you know that more than half of the products we buy are not green but do have green alternatives? Today’s consumers love convenience. Many don’t know how their purchases affect the environment. We’ve been conditioned to put our wants above the planet’s needs. Together we can change that. We want to show you that you can still purchase the things you want but in partnership with our environment!

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Local restaurants

Are you in the Springs and looking for a new place to eat at?

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RECYCLING PERKS LOVES LOCAL COLORADO SPRINGS BUSINESSES

RECYCLING PERKS LOVES LOCAL COLORADO SPRINGS BUSINESSES

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Seven Alternatives to Turn Plastic into Something Fantastic!

Every day we rely on the use of plastic – in some way or another – and we almost always do so without ever really considering the aftermath of it all.

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Poly Costume Ideas!

It’s me again, Poly the plastic bag!

I am feeling better after my journey back to the grocery store but I learned so much along the way that I want to share with you. If you haven’t seen my video yet, go check it out here. Direct implementation of the video Halloween is approaching and I am really excited! I plan on being a reusable bag this year, what are you going to be? No idea yet? Well I would be happy to assist you in some ideas! Let’s go over some ways that you can keep your Halloween green this year.

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Recycling, Contamination, and China

China’s new import policies are just one reason to start focusing on avoiding contamination in our recycling bins. High contamination levels mean recyclables are rejected and don’t sell. The new 0.5% contamination requirements set by China are tough, but they are also a wakeup call for recyclers. Today, because of contamination levels, many cities that used to get paid for their recycling are now paying processing facilities to get rid of it.

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