Recycling is good for the planet, but it makes for happy people, too. Living with purpose and feeling part of something larger are linked to health benefits for individuals. Beyond recycling paper, aluminum and plastic, get creative, with greater community impact, recycling books, clothing or cars. Donate used bicycles to DreamBikes, Milwaukee Bicycle Collective or the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative’s Bikes for Stripes program. Use Zappos for Good to ship gently used shoes and clothes free to Nashville-based Soles4Souls. Roll used wheelchairs, strollers, scooters and walkers to the IndependenceFirst Mobility Store in Wauwatosa (formerly Wheelchair Recycling Program), a nonprofit aimed at making equipment accessible for those who can’t afford it.