Monday, September 21, 2015

Are Pet Food Bags Recyclable?

Purina puts a great deal of thought and research into the type of bags their pet food goes into,  Things like strength, durability, moisture control, and the ability to resist tearing are among the top priorities.   
and many factors are considered in this process.

Purina's material of choice to encompass all of these areas is polypropylene.  Although many of their criteria are met by using it and plastic is technically recyclable, some recycling centers are not yet equipped to recycle polypropylene.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

How Small Is Too Small To Recycle?

As referenced in a previous blog titled, “Do You Have Recycling Bias?” the term “Recycling Bias” refers to the propensity of people to throw larger or full sheets of paper into the recycling bin while bits and scraps of paper went into the trash.” 

But how small is too small when it comes to recycling? 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Are Potato Chip Bags Recyclable?

Potato chips are almost the number one snack food among Americans. All flavors and types.   According to Frito Lay’s website, “they say they sell about $12 million worth of potato chips so if you break that down into a general $3 per bag, that makes it about 4 million bags sold per year.

With so many bags of potato chips being sold each year, where should the empty bags go?

Are cereal Bags Recyclable?

The mid-19th century breakfast of choice consisted mainly of fatty meats and were largely lacking in any type of dietary fiber. In 1863, James Caleb Jackson, operator of the Jackson Sanitorium in New York and a staunch vegetarian, worked to redefine breakfast.

“The first ever breakfast cereal was Granola, but the cereal never caught on commercially because the heavy bran nuggets needed soaking overnight before they were tender enough to eat.”

Thursday, September 10, 2015

What Can Wood Pallets Be Recycled Into?

With a multitude of products being shipped around the world every day, used pallets are not hard to come by. Although they are reusable, eventually they reach the end of their life cycle.
What can be done with them then?

Aside from pallet projects and furniture being all the rage on Pinterest, old unwanted pallets can be ground and chipped up and made into animal bedding.