Monday, December 21, 2015

Are Empty Glue Bottles Recyclable?

Anyone who does any kind of craft or fix-it projects or has kids usually has a plethora of empty or half-empty glue bottles and sticks lying around the house. What can be done with these little bottles when they are no longer needed?

First, you can throw them into your regular trash. This may seem irresponsible to some but may be easier than finding a means of recycling them in most areas.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Are Gift Cards Recyclable?

Traditional gift certificates have been all but replaced by a more modern gift card resembling a credit or debit card. “The plastic the credit cards are made of is polyvinyl chloride acetate (PVCA) . . . . a composition of copolymers of vinyl acetate and vinyl chloride.” Some are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

The plastic credit card-style gift cards are all recyclable as a specific commodity. But is there a better option for them after you have used them? You bet there is.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Are Christmas Lights Recyclable?

The history of Christmas lights dates back to the mid-1800s. In the late 1800s, President Grover Cleveland illuminated the first White House Christmas tree with electric lights.

“Decorations for winter holidays are expected to account for 63.7% of industry revenue in 2015. Christmas decorations account for over half of seasonal decorations sales at 58.9% of total industry revenue.”