Good News for People Who Love to Recycle

I’m not sure how much you recycle but it drives me crazy to throw things into the garbage. If you have read my blog before then you probably already know this. I am really good about recycling the easy things, or reusing containers that we can’t recycle here but I just learned about a company called Preserve. Have you ever heard of it? They are my new heroes!

They have a program that recycles both #5 plastics and plastic lids. That is great news for me because our town does not accept #5 plastics and we can’t leave lids on our #1 and #2 plastic containers. You don’t know how much I cringe every time I have to throw away plastic lids after removing them from my pop bottles or milk jugs. Now I can save them and either find a place where Preserve has a drop-off location or mail them back to them directly.

This is great news for me because I literally have an entire plastic shopping bag full of pop caps that I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away. I encourage you to do more recycling to keep less plastic in landfills.


Information from Preserve about recycling caps...

Caps are one of the most frequently found forms of trash in the world’s oceans and on beaches. Our goal is to keep caps not only out of the ocean, but out of landfills as well.  Although caps are made from materials that are very recyclable (high-density polyethylene and polypropylene), their small size can make them difficult to recycle.  When tossed into recycling bins on their own, caps cannot make it through an automated recycling facility and often literally “fall through the cracks.”

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