Comments: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Our pickup will take plastics #1-2, newspapers, cardboard and magazines. All things considered, I don't generate too much other plastic, but it's only because I haven't been buying much. I get a kick out of things like CFLs (yay! Good for the environment!) packed in plastic that will never degrade, and is not recyclable.

Posted by Diane at May 7, 2008 01:49 PM

Not to mention that CFLs have mercury in them and should be taken to a hazardous materials site to be disposed of.

Posted by Jordana at May 7, 2008 02:37 PM

Im with Jordana this whole thing is catching up to me!

Posted by Kelsey Smith at May 7, 2008 10:04 PM

You may have heard of Penn & Teller's debunking of's pretty good. I think they conclude that paper recycling is sorta OK, but everything else is, ahem, bulls***. See the video, or parts of it online. (Employs the "bulls***" word often.)

Posted by Monica at May 8, 2008 06:51 AM