Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Recycling News that May Astonish You

Attending a CENYC volunteer outreach meeting, I found out, to my astonishment, that not all #1 and #2 plastics can be recycled - only bottles and jugs with a small neck. That means that your strawberry containers, and starbucks plastic cups, and plastic egg cartons all with #1 and #2 are NOT recyclable! The good news is that Park Slope Food Coop does have collection days for plastics that are not taken through curbside service so keep your eyes out for those opportunities.

1 comment:

Anne said...

yes, it's true... the numbers don't matter, just the shape!

we've done a lot of work in my apartment building to educate residents about the recycling laws and plastics always create the most confusion; it's usually the most diligent folks who miss this point.

here's info on the park slope food coop's plastics recycling program:

http://foodcoop.com/go.php?id=112

they are not kidding about the CLEAN AND DRY part, either.