Today is my day to have a post over on A Blog Named Hero, come check it out.
New Recycling Facility in Phoenix
I think this sounds pretty neat. Wonder if the public can take tours. I’d totally be into this!
Waste Management opens high-tech, high-efficiency facility
edited to add: No public tours due to fast moving equipment.
Recycled Trash Bags
Starting July 6th, ending July 26th, these trash bags will be available for $10.49, DELIVERED, from Costco.com. They are made out of 75% recycled plastic, including 10% post-consumer material. 150 bags, 13 gallon size, which is kitchen trash can size.
I usually buy my trash bags from Whole Foods, and they’re $6.00 for 30, so this is a great price.
When you purchase them, the item you want is at the bottom, they’re called “re-claim”.
I’m marking my calendar!
My Earth Day Post
One of my favorite crafty blogs, The Scrap Review, is hosting a challenge today, involving the use of junk mail. Well, I’m happy to say that I can not participate.
We don’t get any junk mail. We signed up a few years ago for something called Green Dimes. It is now called MailStopper.
You pay a small fee and then you tell them what catalogs you want to STOP receiving. They handle the rest for you. One of the pleasant side effects of this is that you spend less money. And covet less catalog items. You don’t know what’s out there, so there’s no need to add it to your “must have” list.
Some other things that we do on a regular basis:
- Bring reusable shopping bags with us to the store. This includes grocery store, Target, etc. And, if we forget the bags, we just bring our stuff out in the shopping cart and “bag” the items in the car.
- Refillable water bottles. Fill them with filtered water and put them in the fridge. Bottled water! No bottles. :O)
- Save boxes and large envelopes from packages received in the mail. Reuse them for anything we ship out.
Happy Earth Day everyone. Take care of her, she’s the only one we have.
Today’s The Day
100% Recycled Aluminum Foil
How neat is that? And you can get a free roll! Click here to sign up for a rebate for this great new product.
Innovative Packaging Materials
Home Depot Recycling CFL Bulbs
Home Depot has announced that they are now accepting used, unbroken CFL bulbs for recycling. Click here to go to the Home Depot Eco Options page where you can read more.
All you have to do it hand the bulb to the associate behind the returns desk. Couldn’t be easier. Hmm, wonder if you have to wait in line for that?
It’s like when you go to the Post Office with a package all ready to go, and you have to wait in line to hand it to them. Then they say "you could have just brought it up to a clerk, didn’t have to wait in line."
Am I the only person that can’t do that? I feel rude, and don’t want people to think "who does she think she is?"