Do you recycle? honestly...

When it comes time to dispose of your bottles and cans, do you just



c)or toss in the trashcan?

And honestly answer...

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

jimh's picture
jimh says:

b. recycle

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:31pm
jimh's picture
jimh says:

b. recycle

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:31pm
bryan kennedy's picture

Yeah, I almost always try to recycle. I also try to just not buy those plastic bottles in the first place when possible.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:37pm
jandueporti's picture
jandueporti says:

i agree w/ bryan that i try not to use/buy plastic bottles/cans of pop, but when i do, i try to recycle as much as possible. i actually helped to start a recycling program at my work--we now recycle plastic bottles and cans and have gathered over 70 pounds of aluminum since March when we started!

one thing that really bugs me is that (most) gas stations-a logical place to clean things out of your vehicle-don't have a place to put recycling! i try to bring it home, but sometimes end up throwing a bottle/can away there :(

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:47pm
Mikinaak's picture
Mikinaak says:

B) recycle
at my house we use bags we got from regular stores like target ot whatever, and we put our cans in them! We them take them to scrappy's to get money for how much pop we drink!

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 4:01pm
ktur1101's picture
ktur1101 says:

sure and were is this scrappy. at my house it cost way more to rycyle than thrash it. but I do rycyle at school that way it's someone elses problem.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:22pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Scrappy's is on 2nd Street N, in Minneapolis.

Here in St. Paul, recycling is free but you pay for trash removal. The more you recycle, the smaller trash can you need and the cheaper your trash service.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 3:50pm
dennisvang's picture
dennisvang says:

nope is that a bad thing if i dont though

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 4:14pm
tis_chick's picture
tis_chick says:

recyle duh....

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 5:34pm
caromed's picture
caromed says:

recycling is very good!my family doesnt do it as much but i do recycle when im at parks or other places with recycling bins!never leave trash everywhere!

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 9:12pm
jimh's picture
jimh says:

A couple of years ago, I studied recycling for a project and was amazed to learn that less than half of the aluminum cans consumed in the U.S. each year were recycled-even though they are easy to recycle and have real monetary value. Cans made from raw aluminum cost us a tremendous amount of energy compared to those made from recycled aluminum. The rate for recycling plastic water bottles was a lot worse than aluminum cans. Not buying cans or bottles of water or soda in the first place is the best choice.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 11:10am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

Here's a little Sesame Street video about can recycling.

I was actually looking for a can recycling video from the PBS show "3-2-1 Contact." I only remember two "how things are made" videos from my childhood: that one, about cans, and one from Mr Roger's Neighborhood about making crayons. I found lots and lots of references on recycling program websites to an episode of 3-2-1 Contact called "The Rotten Truth," but I couldn't find any of the video online.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 11:22am
Candace's picture
Candace says:

c)or toss in the trashcan? But sometimes I do B).

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 7:48pm
sharif244's picture
sharif244 says:

I would do b. recycle and sometimes I put it in the trash. I would like to recycle more becouse I know that it helps the environment alot and I am going to start to recycle more than I used to. It is so cool how they can recycle the bottles and all of that stuff.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 8:53pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

We recycle a bunch of stuff at our house including plastic, aluminum, glass, junk mail, newspapers, magazines and cardboard. We sometimes re-use groceries bags but we also have three recycling bins in our alley. The city of Minneapolis gives a recycling credit each month which appears on (and reduces) our monthly utility bill.

posted on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 11:01pm
jimmy's picture
jimmy says:

yah i would recycle if my parents did but they dont but i do try and save poler bears.

posted on Thu, 11/06/2008 - 1:17pm

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