don’t judge…the fridge is a train wreck right now.
The Challenge: Hunt through my fridge and see how many items are made of paper packaging, paper cartons, plastic packaging, plastic cartons, and what’s recyclable.
yes, there are a few boxes of cream cheese
The Results: There is a mix of everything in the fridge. Here’s a quick breakdown:
~Plastic bottles: Milk, juice
~Glass bottles: Wine, wine, and wine Oh, and homemade jam.
~Cardboard/paper: Chinese leftovers, cream cheese, lactose free milk
~Plastic containers: Condiments, fruits, cool whip, cottage cheese
~Plastic wrappers: cheese, lunch meats, bacon
What’s Recyclable: I can recycle the glass, plastic bottles, and a few of the plastic containers. The plastic wrappers, plastic fruit containers, cream cheese boxes, and styrofoam isn’t recyclable.
: I would like to be able to recycle all the wrappers and containers that I purchase at the store. Its so easy to recycle, but I need to be more proactive at only purchasing food items that come in environmentally friendly packages. Plus, I think its so important to keep as much out of the landfill as possible. I’m a bit “granola” when it comes to recycling.
What about carton containers
: I’m starting to search out the best types of containers to purchase at the store. I found some interesting information on ChooseCartons.com
“Paperboard cartons contain over 70% paper
which comes from a renewable resource,
trees from responsibly managed forests.”
“Cartons are manufactured usingover 50% biomass
a renewable energy source made from wood byproducts.”
I worked in the renewable energy industry for years and year so I have first hand experience about how well this system works. The empty carton can then be recycled and the story starts again
to determine if cartons are recyclable in your community. I know that I’ll start looking for more packages in paper cartons so that it’s easier to recycle.
Help Raise Money For Habitat for Humanity®: You can show your support of using recyclable products by educating others about the benefits of paper cartons. For every carton fact you share, via Twitter, using the hashtag #choosecartons will help raise money for Habitat for Humanity®
To make things easier here are some shareable tweets you can use (just cut & paste):
Paperboard cartons contain over 70 percent which comes from a renewable resource. #choosecartons http://bit.ly/LG5S9P
Cartons are manufactured using over 50% biomass a renewable energy source made from wood byproducts #choosecartons http://bit.ly/LG5S9P
Cartons block UV light that can reduce the nutritional value of foods like milk. #choosecartons http://bit.ly/LG5S9P
Visit www.recyclecartons.com to determine if cartons are recyclable in your community. #choosecartons http://bit.ly/LG5S9P
Check out this cool infographic about the carton process:
disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Evergreen and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.