Category Archives: Recycling

Doing my little part for Earth Day

I went on a walk last week to enjoy a day of nice weather and found myself stopping to pick up trash in my apartment complex, because I was reminded of Rick’s resolution. There was more waste than I had … Continue reading

Posted in Biking, Environment, pollution, Recycling, Science, Wildlife | 3 Comments

Why do people diss free recycling?

In the community where I live, the primary local waste hauler offers residents who utilize their weekly curbside garbage pick-up service free curbside recycling every other week. This is a very nice and convenient option that includes items such as newspapers, … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Recycling | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Illogical plastic recycling contradictions

Okay… I do not get it. The whole plastic numbering system for recycling is wacked out and makes no sense to me in its random and illogical application.  My guess is saving money (being cheap) supercedes recycling logic somewhere in this equation.  … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, pollution, Recycling | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The little ties that bind

  Sometimes it’s the little things that can catch your attention when you visit another country. During my two wonderful trips to the United Kingdom, their stylish red mail boxes and phone booths were among my favorite items. I even … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, government, pollution, Recycling | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Green glass and high time to recycle it

The title of this post about green glass recycling is derived by a 1970s era song by The Outlaws, entitled “Green Grass and High Tides.” No, they really do not have anything to do with each other, except the fact … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Recycling | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

We need more readable recycling logos!

Have you ever tried to determine if a plastic item is recyclable? I have 20/20 vision for reading, but often the recycling symbol and corresponding number is so small I could use the help of a magnifying glass to read … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, pollution, Recycling | Tagged , , , , , | 10 Comments