Category Archives: Recycling

Commissary find

My husband sent this little nugget from the commissary on base while in Hawaii. A recycling bin sat beneath this advertisement for bags to be used again.
Kudos to the commissary!

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Recycling egg cartons and plastic bags in south Florida

The bad news is the recycling company refuses to take plastic bags and egg cartons or foam pads (that meat is usually sold on) in south Florida.

The good news is all this can be recycled. And guess where?

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Difficult to recycle items that Terracycle will take

Terracycle, my partner in crime accepts all kinds of difficult to recycle items and pays for the shipping.

For example, my latest bathroom articles.

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An empty soap dispenser (top and all), shaving soap packaging, the lid off a shampoo bottle, and dental floss packaging—none of which can be recycled.

Reuse, reuse, reuse

As a passenger in the car, I noticed I was driving behind something that made a lot of sense.

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Though I’m not promoting Coca-cola in any way, shape or form because it’s horrible for you, it does make sense to reuse the bottles and recycle the cans.

If every company took on this attitude, we’d be a very different society. So, kudos to Coca-cola as a company for reusing, at least.

What company has surprised you lately?

Can’t recycle it? Terracycle it.

Terracycle is yet another resource to help with zero waste for the days when… well, we’re just not so perfect and give in to the chip bag. I know I’ve written about it before, but I tell ya, even through all this moving, it’s one thing I’ve kept up with.

(My dad even keeps all his non-recyclable trash for me and I send his in with mine. Thanks daddy!)

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Sorting party in living room.

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Where to recycle foil-lined coffee bags

Drink that holiday coffee and then recycle the bag. I finally found where to recycle those suckers. Someone who wants them!

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Check it out

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Recycle those holiday cans for cash

Remember recycling cans (and sometimes bottles) equals cash. Turn those holiday parties into a little extra change.

We found this in Wisconsin the week we moved there but don’t think we ever used it but twice because we’d given up soda.

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Green things we did while sort of homeless #2

2. While between houses, we lived in a furnished apartment for 3 months, so okay, we weren’t really anywhere near homeless. But it did feel like it. Since, well, we didn’t have a home and our real home was now up for sale. They didn’t recycle at the apartment, but guess who did?

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Look what we found at the Baltimore zoo…

During a week-long relaxing (yet busy!) visit to the in-laws, they wanted to take Miss Precious to the Baltimore zoo. I didn’t expect to see anything environmentally friendly at the zoo. Hmm…I spotted a recycling bin next to every trash receptacle. That made me happy.
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Recycling on base

I don’t usually write about the actual military. I try to focus more on one single family trying to fight against the waste that we’ve found within the confines of the U.S. military.

I did want to share with you what I found on some of the military bases in the south of the United States. Though they could/can be doing SO MUCH more. It’s a start:

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