Happy Earth Day and Month everyone! This video is a little different! I’m not reviewing a restaurant, I’m not making a recipe, I’m not traveling somewhere exotic BUT what I’m going to talk about is VERY important, it’s Recycling! In honor of Earth Month, this is a topic that I really wanted dig into with you. I’m going to go over all kinds of things in your kitchen that can and should be recycled. It’s easy to take care of the obvious things right? Egg cartons, plastic soda bottles, milk cartons and empty cans, but really, there is so much more we need to pay attention too. And it’s not just what CAN be recycled, it’s HOW to get those items ready to be recycled. I’m also going to talk about things that CAN’T be recycled, even though you maybe thought they could.


THINGS THAT CAN BE RECYCLED:

  • Empty aerosol containers

  • Newspaper

  • Paper board

  • Cardboard, corrugated boxes

  • Cardboard cereal & cracker boxes, etc.

  • 6-pack cartons

  • Paper grocery bags

  • Magazines

  • Glossy paper

  • Junk mail

  • Stationery & envelopes

  • Any high grade/uncoated paper

  • Binder/notebook paper, any color

  • Telephone books

  • Aluminum cans, foil, trays

  • Tin cans & bi-metal cans

  • Glass bottles, jars (empty & rinsed)

  • Any color glass bottles or jars

  • All plastic food containers #1 & #2

  • Plastic bottles and containers, such as shampoo, detergent, bleach, milk, soda, water and aspirin containers, etc.

  • Microwave food trays

  • Frozen food boil-in-bag pouches

THINGS THAT CANNOT BE RECYCLED:

  • Ovenware

  • Ceramic pottery, cups, dishes

  • Windowpane glass or mirror

  • Plastic wrap

  • Plastic motor oil bottles

  • Frozen food boxes

  • Microwave food boxes

  • Wax cereal/cracker box liners

  • Books

  • Gummed or glued bindings

  • Paper towels, napkins, tissue paper

  • Paper plates, soiled paper

  • Adhesive backed or sticky notes

  • Carbon paper, thermal fax paper

  • Aluminum foil boxes

  • Fast food wrappers

  • Pet food bags

  • Scrap metal

  • Light bulbs

  • Styrofoam

  • Soiled clothing

  • Drinking glasses

  • Food waste

  • Disposable diapers

  • To-Go Coffee Cups

  • Plastic Straws


RESOURCES:

https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/haincelestial#rewards

https://www.epa.gov/recycle

https://www.recyclebycity.com/

https://www.lacitysan.org/

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