Comments on: Question of the Week: How do you recycle? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Plastic card http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16101 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:23:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16101 Simple to the point and easy to understand, your style of writing inspires me a lot….

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By: cardiff electricians http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16100 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:40:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16100 Good, helpful info,
thanks
Chris Davies

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By: Canman http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16099 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 02:37:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16099 dispeling this myth — google region 4 EPA recycle – municipal toolkit tab — read the fact sheet on econmics of recycling in the SE — the facts bear out the recycling markets in the SE are strong and getting better each day (300 million lbs of new PET capacity is coming on line in AL and NC this summer). It does not make economic or environmental sense or benefit to burn many of recoverable commodities. The higher value (including energy) is to recycle the valuable commidities – the facts bear it out and it is time to stop pushing these myths that quite frankly show a biased agenda.

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By: STACY GUYNN http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16098 Sat, 03 Apr 2010 15:47:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16098 We recycle cans & bottles and paper which is good . But what about our most precious resource, oil . I have the answer. I have been issued patent # 7,396,473 for an Onboard Engine Oil Recycler. It eliminates the interval oil change by keeping the oil as clean as the day it was poured into the engine.
We have been recycling used engine oil for decades at land based reccycling plants. Now we can recycle it on the engine while it is running.It performs the same function as a land based recycling plant.

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By: erica http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16097 Tue, 08 Dec 2009 15:43:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16097 ugly

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By: kaden http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16096 Sun, 22 Nov 2009 16:01:47 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16096 i take the cans we save down to the metal recycling center. thats all we can recycle because our communities recycling center was tooking away

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By: Frank Moore http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16095 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:16:50 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16095 The town we live in has recently begun a recycling program and has distributed tall trash containers to all homes. We recycle all cans, plastic, cardboard and paper trash in our home. We also try to bring home plastic containers and cups from take out restaurants to recycle. This has reduced our regular landfill trash by almost half.
We also save batteries to be returned to the recycling center and compact fluorescent bulbs to be returned to Home Depot. We bring used clothing and household items to Goodwill and donate old bicycles to organizations that repair bicycles for the needy.
There are a lot of uses for things we might have thrown away in the past and sometimes it just takes a little thought.

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By: Mary Ellen Morrow http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16094 Tue, 17 Nov 2009 14:54:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16094 Our township recycling coordinator hosted an event that was successful on many levels and will be repeated and perhaps instituted as a permanent feature. A “Recycle Sap ‘n Shop” was held in October where folks brought usable items of all sorts to the “Environmental Center” and either donated or swapped them for other things. It was a day full of stories of individuals delighted to find things and groups sending them overseas to communities in need – such as in Africa and the Philippines. Helping the climate is a growing effort everywhere and for all ages.
For a small donation, we gave them a large recycled-from-plastic shopping bag to fill up. The bag has the township logo the Energy Commission’s logos on the sides to remind people to “Reduce, Ruse and Recycle.” Reusing already produced items is the ultimate in recycling!

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By: Maggie S. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16093 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:52:32 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16093 I am a university student and on campus last spring an exchange student was searching for a place to recycle her plastic soda bottle. I quickly glanced around and realized that there was not a recycling bin in sight. We began discussing the difficulties we face as students in finding ways to properly recycle. The university offers recycling bins in populated areas of campus, but in many of the off campus areas in which students live, recycling services are not provided.

I lived in an apartment a few blocks from campus and did not receive recycling pick-up. My roommate and I would have to drive our recyclables to the recycling center if we wanted to recycle. I must admit that we did not recycle as much as we should have simply because it was incredibly inconvenient and time consuming. We had every intention of doing the right thing with our plastic bottles and aluminum cans — letting them pile up for weeks in paper bags in the corner of the kitchen — but when it came down to it, we would throw them in the dumpster 3/4 of the time.

I was raised in a family that always recycled their paper, glass, and cans, so when I would throw the recyclables in the dumpster I would feel guilty. I wish that recycling would become an amenity that was offered everywhere. The infrastructure needs to be revamped so that recycling can become as convenient as throwing the trash out for all residential areas.

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By: dr erdem http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/11/qotw-recycle/#comment-16092 Mon, 16 Nov 2009 14:07:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1195#comment-16092 we don’t use recycling method in my living city. I think it’s important problem.

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