Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Are Bowling Balls Recyclable?

“Coverstock is the outer shell of a bowling ball. There are four basic types of Coverstocks on the market today: plastic/polyester, urethane, reactive, and particle.”

In the center of a bowling ball, you will unexpectedly find a misshapen weight block, or core, which affects the spin of the bowling ball and how it curves as it rolls down the lane. The weight block is made of a combination of materials, including iron oxide, which is not specifically a recyclable material in some conventional recycling processes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Are Flour Bags Recyclable?

Baking has been a pastime as much as a tradition in households across the globe for many generations. As necessity dictates, packaging that baking ingredients come in have changed and evolved.

These ingredients have come in everything from tins to sacks, to cardboard boxes. Some containers, however, have gone by the wayside due to environmental and ecological demands.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Are Bed Pillows Recyclable?

When an item outlives its usefulness for one person, the decision has to be made to throw it away, recycle it, or give it away to be reused by someone else.

Depending on the item, however, it may not qualify for the recyclable category. As much as we want to recycle certain things instead of throw them away, some products are not recyclable by most conventional processes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Can I Recycle My Old Cell Phone?

With the dramatic rise in cell phone sales within the past 5 years alone, the question of how to recycle or dispose of them has been brought to the forefront.

Electronic waste has also been somewhat of a dilemma lately. Some feel the definition of electronic waste is “anything with a cord”, while others feel that there are certain components of a product that make them hazardous.