Friday, April 23, 2010
Earth Day Commitment Day 2 - What I have and what I learned
1- a starbucks lid. I learned yesterday that starbucks lids are not recycleable here in NYC (they are a #6 and only 1 and 2 numbered plastics are recycleable in NYC) but they are recycleable in NJ, which is great because I go there often to visit family so I will be bringing my lids with me.
2- a wooden stirrer...from yet again, starbucks. I have to check and see if this can go into my compost pile as wood decomposes fast.
3- 3 honey packets from Starbucks (I won't be doing this again, as I went to the store and bought a glass honey jar that I can recycle after using). Who knew my tea habit would be costing the environment so much!??
4- a tea bag that goes into the compost.
5- apple core, into compost.
6- There are these amazing snacks called Snappea Crisps that are baked peas. I love them and I've become addicted to them, but they come in one those plastic bags that you just cannot resuse and that is non recylceable. So I won't be buying those anymore until they change packaging (I've heard sunships are starting to use biodegradeable bags so maybe I'll switch to those) but I will be keeping that darn plastic baggie with me until May 1st.
7- a butter wrapper. I don't know if this kind of paper is recycleable in paper. Its kind of waxy. Does anyone know if it is?
Thats about it.
I learned about this great company Eco products that makes biodegradeable garbage bags, they are called Biobags. They even make biodegradeable bags for doggie do-do! We've decided to switch our garbage and doggie do-do bags to biobags. Just think - how crazy is it that we use plastic bags that don't degrade to throw away garbage? We are creating more garbage to get rid of old garbage. That just doesn't make sense to me, so we're excited to be switching to biodegradeable. Here's their site if you want to take a look -Biobag
**** New Addition at 4:12 pm - found out that butter paper wrappers are biodegradeable and can go with compost, I just have to rip them up into tiny pieces, yaye!
Good Luck with your Earth Commitment!!
ps- frugal tip friday will resume Friday May 7th with some fun green & frugal tips!
and as always Happy Friday Follow!