Friday, September 19, 2008

Some green talk

Don't know how many of you subscribe / buy Real Simple, but I've been loving their articles on "How to Recycle Anything". Here's the link to September's entry (items starting with the letters A to M). This month's entries are N through Z and I learned a ton! As I've mentioned here before, I'm a bit of a recycling freak...

Did you know that these:

aren't recyclable?! Turns out that goldenrod paper (and dark and fluorescent paper) aren't recyclable because they have hard-to-remove dyes.

Also didn't know that you can just throw envelopes with plastic windows in with your regular office paper - the filters remove the plastic! Same thing w/ spiral bound notebooks (we don't have many of these around the house any more, but it's good for you folks w/ school-aged kids to know!). I used to rip out the plastic part of the envelopes, but no more- there's a few more minutes added to my day :)

Hope their tips help you out too! PS: Did you know that you can recycle used Crocs? Check out the Real Simple site for more info.


allyson said...

Great tips, Thanks! I had no idea that you could recycle a spiral bound notebook...

Your driveway, awesome! But the little tiger, oh my, so adorable.

Sarah said...

Thanks for the tips and link!

I've spent a LOT of time over the past year tearing out and tossing the plastic windows from envelopes. What a pain! I'm so glad to know I needn't worry about that anymore.