Re: [environment-301] recycling

From: Laura
Sent on: Saturday, November 29, 2008 12:26 PM
If you wanted to take the activist appproach I would advise you to mail the plastic containers back to the manufacturer with a little note that reads "I love your product but I hate your packaging. Please create a package that can be easily recycled."
 
We did this with Coca Cola by sending back their 2 liter bottles and after several years they finally gave him and started to add recycled plastic in their product.
 
It does cost money and a little effort on your part, and they may not even recycle it at their end but it at least brings it to their attention that one of their consumers is unhappy. This could really be effective in the long run. It takes just a little bit of effort on everyones part to change something big.
 
Just a suggestion.
 
Good luck
 
Laura Anthony
Zero Waste San Diego
www.zerowastesandiego.org

On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 11:05 AM, Maggi <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi, group!

Curbside recycling in San Diego does not accept carton-type plastic containers with a mouth wider than the base, but I regularly eat quart and pint-sized yogurt, cottage cheese, Trader Joe Bruschetta, etc. The containers have piled up, but I hate to throw them away, which will soon have to happen. Do you know of anything else to be done with these besides sending them to the landfill? I put out an offer at the school I work at (120 teachers) and got no takers. Got any suggestions or better yet, can you use them?

Maggi
Where the hell is Easy Street?






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