Monday, December 6, 2010

Recycled holiday

Hey Folks,

Sometimes it is easy to forget about the "Master Recycler" part of our volunteer status. This is the best time of year to put on that hat and remind your friends and family about the importance of recycling used wrapping and packaging after the exchanging of gifts. Some special notes about items that are and are not recyclable:

Are recyclable:
  • Wrapping paper
  • Box board
  • Cards
  • Plastic packaging
  • Cellophane wrapping
  • Tissue paper
Are not recyclable:
  • Foil wrapping paper
  • Ribbons and bows
  • Used paper plates
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Wax coated paper cups
  • Wax paper
Many of these non-recyclable items are compostable or may be diverted at the Integrated Processing and Transfer Facility to be used as fuel for the future Waste to Biofuels Facility. So make sure you have both garbage and recycle bags at your Holiday festivities.

For a fun, packaging free holiday, consider giving the gift of an activity --like a tour for your whole family (10 people minimum) of the Edmonton Waste Management Centre and Materials Recovery Facility. Here is a video to get you inspired for recycling this holiday:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the timely reminder Suzy. Awesome post!