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by Jen Biederman on 06/05/2009
Recycling Lids - Green Living Tip Brought to you by Ideal Bite
The Top Scoop
The dish on recycling plastic lids, caps, and covers? Our top story: Although plastic lids and covers are recyclable, most processors ask you to trash them - but there are ways you can avoid sending 'em to the dump.
- Editing out certain trashy details. Small lids (think water bottles, milk jugs, and condiment containers) often fall through filtering screens and don't get recycled.
- Good news for waste managers. At recycling plants, containers are easier to filter and bundle when plastics don't mix (lid plastic's different than bottle plastic) and the air is pushed out (lids trap air in).
Jen From Renewable Choice Says: Recently, every time I've thrown away a plastic bottle cap I've thought how stupid it is that they can't be recycled with the rest of the plastic! I'm grateful for this tip putting my conscience at ease- I now know that I can save my plastic bottle caps separately (like I save my plastic bags) and take them to the Aveda store at the mall to be recycled. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! ~Jen
Jen Biederman is a Customer Service and Communications Specialist for Renewable Choice Energy.