With a few spare minutes on your hands you decide to tackle the dreaded junk drawer. But then you open it and are confronted with... the dreaded cord tangle. That's right. Every. Single. Extra. Cord in your house has migrated to this drawer and inexplicably intertwined themselves in a way no human ever could. You quickly shut the drawer and walk away - "another day" you think, "when I have more time/energy/nothing to do/maybe never".
I'm ever optimistic - there is good news! If the cords are already gathered in the drawer the first step of organizing is complete! The challenge isn't to sort the cords - they're already there because they don't work or they don't have a use. It's WHAT TO DO with the cords themselves that can be a challenge.
Best Buy recycles cords, CD/DVDs and cases, gift cards, plastic bags, remotes/controllers, ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries and other larger consumer electronics, even if they aren't purchased at Best Buy. I live 90 miles from the nearest Best Buy, but they are my only option for recycling those items. I keep a box in my garage, put the items in there, and when I'm headed to that area I grab the box.
Will recycling my few items this way save the world? NO. Is it one small step I can take towards reducing landfill waste? YES! (And if we all recycle our items from the dreaded junk drawer, maybe we can save the world.)
Do you have an alternative idea for recycling these items, or a local solution? Please post below - together we can make a difference!
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