I am working on the green thing in Atascocita. Not golf. Not money. The whole "kindness to the environment" thing. Being Green!
Since I am new to the process, I thought I'd share what I'm learning along the way - just in case someone wants to join me in being Green! Try as I may, I have a hard time getting away from plastic water bottles. My reuseable water bottle isn't working 100% yet, so I am going to start with recyling those pesky plastic water bottles. Both at work & home.
"The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has set a national goal to recycle 25 percent of our national waste. Some plastics can be recycled through curbside recycling, grocery store drop bins or drop-off centers. A raised number (1 through 7) in a triangle on the bottom of most plastic containers tells you what type of plastic it is and if it can be recycled.
That sounded pretty simple but since they were giving credit to the EPA - why not go right to the source. At the EPA website, I found the section on recycling. It was pretty interesting. Not only should I recycle what I use but I should buy recycled products in the first place, creating a recycling loop. This sounds like exactly what I've been looking for - and I already know the place to bring my goods for recycling. The Kingwood Recycling Center. Click on the guide to the left to see a list of other goods, like batteries or light bulbs, and how to handle their disposal.
Now for the actual collecting of the items for recycling. At first, I thought that warranted a trip to The Container Store for new containers to toss my plastic in but that really does defeat the purpose. I need to adapt a current container to use in this project. Okay, so I'm thinking of my brown grocery bags for the magazines & newspapers. And I have a couple of extra plastic bins, one for home, one for work, to use for the disposal of the plastic water bottles. I'm going to work on getting these in place. I'll take some photos of my recycling efforts and keep you posted!
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