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Monday, September 22, 2008

“Green” antiquing

Compliments of The Antique Trader:

Remember when you visited an antiques store and saw something that brought back a flood of memories from your childhood and you just had to buy it? Perhaps you shopped for a specific item that was just like the one your grandmother had. That’s what we call ‘nostalgic’ shopping. Have you considered shopping for your home and gift giving as a way to recycle? Have you ever thought about purchasing antiques and collectibles as a way to reduce your contribution to the waste stream? That is “green” shopping.

Recycling has gone beyond just newspapers, cardboard, glass and plastics. Making use of durable goods from yesteryear is a form of recycling. You can help reduce the waste by purchasing existing goods. When you give new life to existing antiques and collectibles it reduces new manufacturing waste, greenhouse gas emissions and reduces pressure in our landfills. It conserves our natural resources and our environment. The more we recycle, the less garbage winds up in our landfills and incineration plants. By reusing aluminum, paper, glass, plastics, and other materials, we can save production and energy costs, and reduce the negative impacts that the extraction and processing of virgin materials has on the environment.

In addition to the recycling aspect, another benefit of purchasing antiques and collectibles is that you can often find these goods at bargain prices. One other advantage is that many antiques and collectibles may increase in value from year to year.

Reduce waste and do some nostalgic and green shopping your local online and brick and mortar antiques stores.

A great place to find Antiques, Collectibles, Memorabilia, Sports, Games, Cards, Ephemera, Postcards, and much much more is Comycgyrl Collectibles.

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