Saturday, April 19, 2008

Being eco-friendly and "going green"

We’ve been thinking about “doing our bit” for the environment and this year is when we’ve started.

We went out and got some tote bins to separate the recycling, located the local drop-off point and got going.  It’s a pretty simple habit to get into and I was really surprised how much plastic1st weeks recycled plastics and cardboard we threw away!  I'm now only putting out two small binliners for collection on garbage day-this opposed to the two bins plus extra bags I had to haul out every Monday night.

I was also lucky enough to get a beta invite to Edenbee, a social network solely focussed on the environment.   You can see how my carbon footprint is doing  and look at the goals I have set.

A problem I’ve run into is no one seems to know what to do with all the recyclable plastics marked with anything but a 1 or 2.  I’ve contacted the collection company, the State and left a voicemail for the City but nothing.  They all think it should go somewhere but just don't know where.  If I find out I'll post here.

More soon.

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