Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Earth Day 6- what I have and what I learned
Because I can reuse my pea bag (thanks for listening to me work that out), I still have today what I had yesterday in my garbage bag. Thank God, because I'd rather it not get any heavier.
I learned that I seriously need to start baking bread (thanks for that suggestion Shannon!) I just have to figure out a few hours during the week when I can set aside to do that. I'm thinking today I can go and pick up ingredients and then I will can start working on it today or tomorrow.
I learned that even though Seventh Generation is a great green company, their toilet paper plastic wrapping is not recycleable here in NYC, its plastic is a #4, so I will have to take this plastic with me to NJ with my lids to recycle. So I have all the garbage from yesterday, plus 4 lids which are not going up because I bought a glass thermus cup, and this plastic wrap from the toilet paper. Again, I don't understand why they can just be wrapped in recycled paper like single toilet papers are.
I found this great website called How Can I Recycle This? which gives you just about every way to recycle different items such as pen caps.
I want to buy plastic degradeable garbage bags but with all the saving we are doing with throwing stuff away, I don't know that we'll need garbage bags for awhile. ironic right? I'd rather use the plastic ones we have and then start fresh with the degradeable ones, so that just might be awhile.
Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear any suggestions you have to Recycle and Reuse!