This morning my husband and I were talking about recycling. It is something we started doing about 2 yrs ago (paper, plastics, etc).
We realized that antiquing, junkie (yard sales),thrift stores, dumpster diving and hand-me-downs IS recycling. Our dining room is 100% recycled, living room 85%, bedrooms are about 50% and the kitchen is 15%.
We love antiques, things just are not made like they used to be.
It is something we have been doing all along.