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  • marcy v. 4 months ago
    Our recycling surprisingly enough has increased in types accepted in our county. We finally now can recycle number 5 Plastics and cereal boxes ( previously only corrugated cardboard) And also aluminum foil! Yeaa! I put the pull off number 5 type plastic into a clean yogurt tub and when have decent amounts will put lid on and put into our indoor recycling can donut dies not get stuck in machine . I also keep aluminum pull off tabs from canned beer or soda cans for Ronald McDonald house . I also buy glass food containers or aluminum whenever possible in place of glass. Now if there would be more places that accepted waxy cardboard that orange juice and milk often comes in that would be great . I again will buy glass ( Whole Foods snd co-ops) first if available w juice and milk.
  • Edmund M. 1 year ago
    Aluminum melts at 1221 degrees F. When aluminum is recycled it must be melted to be reformed, and in that process little if any contaminating material survives. So lining or coating of the metal makes no difference at all in the recycling of aluminum cans, yogurt lids or anything else. The reason the lids and cans should be rinsed and cleaned it hygiene and care for the people who work in recycling facilities. They don't deserve having to work with stinky, possibly disease contaminated materials. Other than that, cans, yogurt (and other) lids, wine bottle twist-offs, wine bottle neck collars (those that aren't plastic) and the like are recyclable. The lids and caps and other such material should be saved by the consumer until a large-ish mass is accumulated. Be sure the recycler (trash hauler or similar) will take balled-up aluminum in the stream. You should also be able to recycle aluminum siding, gutters, storm window frames, and lawn furniture.
  • ALEX R. 1 year ago
    Just think. If we threw all of our trash in our backayrds, it will change the way we dispose of things and recycle more. It is surprising how much trash we produce erry single day.
    • marcy v. 4 months ago
      Yes. That’s why it’s so important to purchase foods considering the packaging, buy bulk and put portion sized portions in glass or other reusable take away containers ( think empty clean glass jelly container ) or make snack bars homemade instead of buying individual snack foods all separately wrapped) and make it a passion to live and buy with less waste all the time. And of course reuse repurpose recycle, even when it means carrying your recycling w you until
      You get to a place to recycle and encourage private businesses that you shop to do the same.
  • Chris G. 2 years ago
    One day we will be able to recycle 90% of our garbage like Europe does. I hope I live to see it.
  • Lija W. 2 years ago
    I'm not here for the points, I'm here to learn how to get closer to zero waste. The points are nice, though. Thank you.
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