At this time of year, there is a large amount of extra “stuff” thrown out. In an effort to help the environment, here are some tips as to what might be recycled this holiday season:
- Paper and flattened cardboard
- Metal cans (rinsed of all food and contents)
- Plastic bottles and jugs (rinsed of all liquids and contents)
- Plain wrapping paper (not foil, not shiny or glittery)
The following items should be reused or thrown out:
- Ribbon and bows
- Bubble wrap and packing material such as Styrofoam peanuts
- Padded envelopes
Other things to think about recycling this year (and things to throw away):
Recycle and renew - smiles, warm wishes, friendships, good deeds to pay it forward
Throw away and don’t bring into the New Year: bad habits, grudges, worry, stress, fear
As we reflect on 2018, it’s time to learn from mistakes and then leave them in the past. It’s time to consider forming positive habits and living our best lives. Even a snail eventually reaches the finish line - you don’t have to wait until January to start on your journey toward your goals.
If your goals and objectives concern your finances, how might I be of assistance?
The opinions expressed are those of the author. Seek professional advice before taking any action in regard to your finances.
Todd A. Slingerland, CFP®
6 Tower Place Albany, NY 12203