Sunday, November 13, 2016

How Many Shoes Are In Landfills?

The number of pairs of shoes people have in their closets compared to how many they actually wear is usually glaringly different.

According to, studies in 2013 “estimated that 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, and unfortunately, roughly 300 million pairs are thrown away each year.”

Monday, November 7, 2016

Can I Recycle Vinyl Siding?

When most people think of recycling, products like aluminum, plastic, cardboard, and paper come to mind. Materials like vinyl begin to become more questionable as a recyclable item.

“Vinyl is not a natural substance but is a synthetic man-made material. It is a type of plastic that is made from ethylene (found in crude oil) and chlorine (found in regular salt). When processed, both the substances are combined to form Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) resin, or as is commonly referred to - Vinyl.”