Team Leaders
Team Stream
Filter Stream:
Go

Team Stats
Total SparkPoints:
5,062,140
Total Fitness Minutes:
4,466,194
Apr 2014 SparkPoints:
23,425
Apr 2014 Minutes:
24,827
See Team Leaderboards
See Category Leaderboards


Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team11617forum


  Team Forum
Eco-Fit and Friendly Sparkers

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   Washing out Recycleable Cans/Jars 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


WILLAMLC
WILLAMLC's Photo Posts: 40,010
2/5/09 11:37 P

WILLAMLC's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't get that one Mel. If it is number 1 plastic they should..

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

Co-Leader Brazil Team

Leader Eco-Friendly Sparkers


 current weight: 184.0 
 
184
178
172
166
160


HAPPYMEL
HAPPYMEL's Photo SparkPoints: (9,027)
Fitness Minutes: (154)
Posts: 1,592
2/5/09 2:02 P

HAPPYMEL's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
OH! Cool! Now I don't have to feel guilty for throwing them away! :)

I was annoyed the last time I took the recycling, because they won't take the #1 containers that I'm given at the deli. I even washed them out!

Can anyone tell me why? I can't imagine it would be a health code violation, since it is essentially "trash".


If you aren''t a loser, you can be!


Melissa


 current weight: 165.0 
 
165
160.5
156
151.5
147


WILLAMLC
WILLAMLC's Photo Posts: 40,010
2/4/09 5:31 P

WILLAMLC's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My area ony recycles numbers 1 and 2 also and the caps are OK.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

Co-Leader Brazil Team

Leader Eco-Friendly Sparkers


 current weight: 184.0 
 
184
178
172
166
160


HAPPYMEL
HAPPYMEL's Photo SparkPoints: (9,027)
Fitness Minutes: (154)
Posts: 1,592
2/4/09 3:51 P

HAPPYMEL's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
In my area we can only recycle #1 and #2 plastic. Do you know if the caps are either of these numbers?


If you aren''t a loser, you can be!


Melissa


 current weight: 165.0 
 
165
160.5
156
151.5
147


WILLAMLC
WILLAMLC's Photo Posts: 40,010
2/4/09 3:41 P

WILLAMLC's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My pamphlet says that the caps, as long as they are plastic, they are OK.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

Co-Leader Brazil Team

Leader Eco-Friendly Sparkers


 current weight: 184.0 
 
184
178
172
166
160


MCGRATH2
Posts: 2,487
2/4/09 12:31 P

MCGRATH2's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
We take off the really hard plastic tops (milk cans, juice bottles, soda bottles) as it creates undue wear and tear on the machines that process the recycleable plastics.........that is what it said when I got my recycle bucket.
T


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
13.25
26.5
39.75
53


GAEA3070
GAEA3070's Photo SparkPoints: (43,482)
Fitness Minutes: (33,430)
Posts: 6,146
2/4/09 11:30 A

GAEA3070's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
One more thing. Does your pamphlet say anything about taking the top off drink cans like for v-8 or canned milk?

Thanks.

Namaste
Celia


 April Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360


WILLAMLC
WILLAMLC's Photo Posts: 40,010
2/3/09 4:15 P

WILLAMLC's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
No, it is not necessary to remove the labels. WEll, at least not here. I have the recycling magazine distributed by the Recycling plant. Labels are ok.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

Co-Leader Brazil Team

Leader Eco-Friendly Sparkers


 current weight: 184.0 
 
184
178
172
166
160


HAPPYMEL
HAPPYMEL's Photo SparkPoints: (9,027)
Fitness Minutes: (154)
Posts: 1,592
2/3/09 2:02 P

HAPPYMEL's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was them in the dishwasher (since it uses less water) and then put them in the bin...but I'm not sure about the labels either.


If you aren''t a loser, you can be!


Melissa


 current weight: 165.0 
 
165
160.5
156
151.5
147


GAEA3070
GAEA3070's Photo SparkPoints: (43,482)
Fitness Minutes: (33,430)
Posts: 6,146
2/3/09 8:03 A

GAEA3070's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What about removing the label? Is it important to remove the label before recycling?

Namaste
Celia


 April Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360


MCGRATH2
Posts: 2,487
2/2/09 1:26 P

MCGRATH2's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks, Sarah........that is sort of my reasoning. Everytime I go to wash something for the recycle bucket I think "Am I doing more harm than good, here?" Is it better to waste the water or throw it into the landfill?
T


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
13.25
26.5
39.75
53


SARAH.PICOZZI
SARAH.PICOZZI's Photo Posts: 705
2/2/09 8:25 A

SARAH.PICOZZI's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
In some places it definitely needs to be washed.

You know how when you try wash something off that has been crusted on for days it is a pain in the butt? All of that crap that gets left on before it gets recycled is really hard to get off. So the stuff that isnt clean doesnt always get recycled, even if it is put in recycle bins.

So I would say that you are not wasting anything by cleaning your recyclables!

The only way to get to the end of the journey is by taking small steps all along the way.


 current weight: 154.4 
 
165
161.25
157.5
153.75
150


WILLAMLC
WILLAMLC's Photo Posts: 40,010
2/2/09 1:32 A

WILLAMLC's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have to wash everything because I keep it in a closed (on the porch) till i can drive to the recycling plant. We do not have collection of recycleables. But as silksiren, I use water from dishes I am washing. Although I do have a dishwasher, there are things i wash by hand...

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe you will achieve. Salt-N-Pepa

Co-Leader Brazil Team

Leader Eco-Friendly Sparkers


 current weight: 184.0 
 
184
178
172
166
160


SILKSIREN
Posts: 26
2/1/09 4:20 P

SILKSIREN's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I still do dishes the old fashion way, so if it is not something I can rinse and add to the dish, I drop it in my sink and rinse it in my dish water. I can't wait for the day I get a dishwasher.


 current weight: 253.5 
 
262
232.5
203
173.5
144


GAEA3070
GAEA3070's Photo SparkPoints: (43,482)
Fitness Minutes: (33,430)
Posts: 6,146
2/1/09 2:11 P

GAEA3070's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do a quick cold rinse before I put it in my small bucket inside and when that's full I put it in the large recycling can outside, sooner if it stinks. If it's soups or sauces, I use filtered water to rinse and at it to the pot.
emoticon

Namaste
Celia


 April Minutes: 0
 
0
90
180
270
360


MCGRATH2
Posts: 2,487
2/1/09 10:14 A

MCGRATH2's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I wash everything out as well.

Sorry I wasn't clear in my question.

Does it make sense? Am I harming the environment more by using the water?

T


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
13.25
26.5
39.75
53


WINETART
WINETART's Photo Posts: 258
2/1/09 9:18 A

WINETART's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I do it simply because our recycle bin is near the kitchen and I don't want the rotten food smell. I also do it so that they're not attractive to wild animals, who might get their heads stuck trying to lick them clean.

"Some of my best living has been done when I really should have been doing something else."
Ashleigh Brilliant


 current weight: 135.0 
 
140
137.5
135
132.5
130


MCGRATH2
Posts: 2,487
2/1/09 8:48 A

MCGRATH2's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I'm sure this has been discussed before.
Is it worth "wasting" water to wash out cans and jars for the recycle bin?
T


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
13.25
26.5
39.75
53


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Eco-Fit and Friendly Sparkers General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x11617x22468153

Review our Community Guidelines