Bicycle to recycle

The old adage says, “what goes around comes around.” That is twice as true when you use your bicycle to recycle. Since my office’s recycling program only takes #1 and #2 plastics, I collect plastics #3-7 at my desk and then transport them to Michigan State University’s state-of-the-art Recycling Center.

MSU Public Recycling Center in East Lansing

Since this time of year I rarely use my car for commuting, yesterday I employed a new method for transporting the recyclables from the office to home – a photo is below.

 

It’s amazing what you can do with a plastic bag and bungee cord!  My ultimate plan is to find an old milk crate and bungee cord it to the back of my bike, but this makeshift setup worked in a pinch, yesterday.  For those of you lucky enough to own a cargo bike, many of them are perfectly designed for transporting items to a recycling center.

So…the next time you are headed to a recycling center, try to plan out a double-dose of environmental sustainable activities by cycling for your recycling. You’ll feel good about your efforts and Mother Nature will thank you.

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3 Responses to Bicycle to recycle

  1. Rick I applaud you for you are transporting cargo so it is a cargo bike! I myself don’t have one…yet and would have done the same as you! I like the idea of a wooden milk crate!

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