A record of my efforts to live a more sustainable life.

Show Us Your Plastic Challenge - September 26 - October 2, 2010


Recyclable Items (2)
  • 1 envelope with window
  • 1 hummus container (PETE 1)

Non-Recyclable Items (4):
  • 1 cereal bag
  • 1 bunch of plastic wrapping and tape from the Charmed: The Complete Series on DVD
  • 1 waffle package
  • 1 toothbrush wrapper (I went to Toronto, and forgot my toothbrush! So I had to get a complimentary hotel one.)

Total Items: 6

4 comments:

Hora said...

Wait, so form your posts it seems like most plastics aren't recyclable. I throw pretty much all plastics in the recycling - what happens to that plastic once it reaches the plant?

LianneLavoie said...

Hey Hora! When I list my plastics as recyclable or non-recyclable, that's based on what's recyclable in Winnipeg. So it might be different in Vancouver. I know in at least some parts of California you can recycle almost anything plastic. In Winnipeg, anything that can be classified as a "plastic bag" is no good, unfortunately. As for stuff that you put in the recycling that isn't recyclable, I imagine it just gets thrown in the garbage.

Hora said...

Hrm.. that's interesting. I just looked up what I can recycle here in Burnaby:

http://www.city.burnaby.bc.ca/cityhall/departments/engnrn/engnrn_snttnr/snglfm.html

Looks like I can recycle a lot of stuff, including plastic bags. Didn't know that I can't recycle milk cartons though, I guess I'll try to buy plastic milk jugs from now on.

LianneLavoie said...

No milk cartons? That's unfortunate. It's nice that plastic bags are recycled there, though. (Though it would be better if they were simply phased out.)

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