Top Recycling Quotes

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1. "Life is like a recycling center, where all the concerns and dramas of humankind get recycled back and forth across the universe. But what you have to offer is your own sensibility, maybe your own sense of humor or insider pathos or meaning. All of us can sing the same song, and there will still be four billion different renditions."
Author: Anne Lamott
2. "The recycling in my house was imposed by my kids."
Author: Antonio Banderas
3. "People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.'"
Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild
4. "That's really eco-friendly of you," Vee told Marcie. "Recycling Nora's old trash."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
5. "If you want grown-ups to recycle, just tell their kids the importance of recycling, and they'll be all over it."
Author: Bill Nye
6. "Mostly, I spend my time being a mother to my two children, working in my organic garden, raising masses of sweet peas, being passionately involved in conservation, recycling and solar energy."
Author: Blythe Danner
7. "In my family we've always been into ethical stuff and recycling."
Author: Bonnie Wright
8. "Iron Sisters also badass at recycling!"
Author: Cassandra Clare
9. "The worst job in the whole world must be recycling toilet paper."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
10. "Even if through simple living and rigorous recycling you stopped your own average Americans annual one ton of garbage production, your per capita share of the industrial waste produced in the US is still almost twenty-six tons. That's thirty-seven times as much waste as you were able to save by eliminating a full 100 percent of your personal waste. Industrialism itself is what has to stop."
Author: Derrick Jensen
11. "If you're not buying recycled products, you're not really recycling."
Author: Ed Begley Jr.
12. "What's more important than recycling? Producing something to recycle."
Author: Gordon Osmond
13. "We cannot leave, but that does not mean we will stay—stay in the same place in the same system that profits from recycling us at the bottom. We will disrupt it. Build our own space that will swallow bits and pieces of theirs. We were waiting for permission, waiting for the Darkness to acknowledge our worth, but we've always had the power to make it come to be."
Author: Heather Heffner
14. "Going green doesn't start with doing green acts — it starts with a shift in consciousness. This shift allows you to recognize that with every choice you make, you are voting either for or against the kind of world you wish to see. When you assume this as a way of being, your choices become easier. Using a reusable water bottle, recycling and making conscious daily consumer choices are just a few…"
Author: Ian Somerhalder
15. "Responsible murder is the new recycling."
Author: Isaac Marion
16. "The purpose - where I start - is the idea of use. It is not recycling, it's reuse."
Author: Issey Miyake
17. "I love to work. When I was a kid, I would invite my friends over to play, then I would take them over to a recycling plant and we would haul glass all day. They hated me for this, but I thought it was fun."
Author: James Marsters
18. "I'm pretty much your average, energy-saving-light-bulbs-recycling citizen."
Author: James Van Der Beek
19. "Once, I was a master at recycling leftovers. Now I cultivate the art of simmering memories."
Author: Jean Dominique Bauby
20. "Recycling, packaging, businesses are changing all of those things because that's what consumers want."
Author: Jerry Greenfield
21. "My first time performing was in the black box theater of my high school's basement as a member of 'Clownaz,' the school's improv team. We charged money for tickets, saying the proceeds went to our school's recycling program. Then, immediately after the show, we divided up all the money and kept it."
Author: Joe Mande
22. "Far as I knew, closest she'd gotten to art was a drafting table and dressing mannequins in store windows, and the closest I'd gotten to saving the world was my name on some petitions, for everything from recycling aluminum cans to saving the whales. I put my cans in the trash now, and I didn't know how the whales we're doing."
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
23. "My hobby of not attending meetings about recycling saves more energy than your hobby of recycling."
Author: John McCarthy
24. "The endless, agonizing recycling of what might have been, soon followed by a litany of rationalizations and self-deceptions as you struggle to reconcile the void between the person you want to be and the person you fear you are.."
Author: Jon Krakauer
25. "Putting out the trash is a dirty job, but let's face it—someone has to do it. Whereas many smart wives are able to cajole their husbands into taking on this duty, what happens when the debris that must be eliminated is (ahem) him? Rule of thumb: Do your best to ensure his demise doesn't leave a lot of clean up. After all, messy is as messy does! Have a body bag on hand prior to disposal. He won't question its presence if it is storing out-of-season attire in the back of your closet. Talk about recycling!"
Author: Josie Brown
26. "There's no original evil left in the world. Everyone's just recycling pain. (257)"
Author: Keith Ablow
27. "Together we made our way from the service entrances in back to the front, Jenks shedding clothes and handing them to me to stuff in my bag every few yards. It was terribly distracting, but I managed to avoid running into the Dumpsters and recycling bins."
Author: Kim Harrison
28. "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."
Author: Lauren Conrad
29. "Insects are major players in nature's recycling effort, and in nature a corpse is simply organic matter to be recycled. Left to its own devices, nature quickly populates a corpse with a diverse community of organisms, all dedicated to reducing the body to its basic components."
Author: M. Lee Goff
30. "On the one hand, we're constantly told about recycling and cutting back, and on the other hand we have to buy the next gadget that comes along three weeks after the last one you bought. It's absolutely insane. We've been suckered into buying and buying and upgrading and upgrading. We're being given two very different mantras at the moment, I think."
Author: Martin Freeman
31. "Just by being out you're doing your part. It's like recycling. You're doing your part for the environment if you recycle; you're doing your part for the gay movement if you're out."
Author: Martina Navratilova
32. "Memory is a funny thing. It tricks you into believing that you've forgotten important moments, and then when you're raking your brain for a bit of information that might make sense of something else, it taps you on the head and says, "Remember when you told me to put that memory in the green rubbish bin? Well, I didn't, I put it in the black recycling tub, and it's coming your way again."
Author: Melina Marchetta
33. "In the draft plan, we're looking at recycling 20 percent of our garbage by 2010."
Author: Michael E. Mann
34. "Recognizing the artist Joseph Cornell's genius for recycling, he inscribed a book to him as the Benvenuto Cellini of Flotsam and Jetsam"
Author: Parker Tyler
35. "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."
Author: Rachel Boston
36. "Increasing recycling in Delaware is an idea whose time has come and, if put off, may not come again."
Author: Ruth Ann Minner
37. "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."
Author: Ted Danson
38. "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."
Author: Ted Danson
39. "Where recyling takes place only in response to political pressures and exhortations, it need not meet the test of being incrementally worth its incremental costs. Accordingly, studies of government-imposed recycling programs in the United States have shown that what they salvage is usually worth less than the cost of salvaging it."
Author: Thomas Sowell
40. "Unlike a fountain that circulates the same water in an enclosed, perpetually recycling system, a human being circulates thoughts in an unlimited reservoir of self.Don't limit yourself to being a mere fountain when you contain an ocean."
Author: Vera Nazarian

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