Yes you can recycle anythingToday’s article is one that I’ve been waiting all year to write. It has been over a year that I’ve been writing this article and in looking back at all the articles written it confirmed this question that I’ve had all along — can you recycle just about anything?
By: Steve Christen/“The Recycle Guy”, Superior Telegram
Today’s article is one that I’ve been waiting all year to write. It has been over a year that I’ve been writing this article and in looking back at all the articles written it confirmed this question that I’ve had all along — can you recycle just about anything?
I have written in the last about curbside recycling, the recycling efforts that Southwest Airlines were making, how the commodity markets are at times directing the amount of recycling that can be diverted to foreign lands.
I’ve also talked about how we are seeing people try and pilot new projects right here in the Twin Ports in sheet rock recycling, hard plastics recycling as well as cigarette butts.
I have to admit my all-time favorite was how we are even recycling in space.
Well there is so much more to tell you about. I found this great site called Earth911.com and it speaks to items I didn’t even know or even think possible could be recycled. How about paints, batteries, wine corks, hair, tennis balls, blue jeans, automotive fluids, and cooking oils.
My favorite new find is recycling old skis and snowboards. Vermont-based Green Mountain Ski Furniture will recycle those old skis and snowboards and turn them into art and furniture.
Another company is Colorado Ski and Golf, that offers youth in the state this amazing deal called “The Junior Trade-In Program.” This is an affordable ski rental program created to ensure children’s equipment is modestly priced. After the first season’s rental, a complete package for used equipment that includes skis and boots are offered at an amazing low price. This equipment can be exchanged as often as needed throughout the season to make sure the size and fit remains comfortable for your growing child and this is free.
I can see something like this being very successful here in the Twin Ports — any entrepreneurs out there, here’s a great idea
That’s the latest I have for you this month. Keep your ideas, questions and emails coming to “Ask the Recycle Guy” at email@example.com.