Sunday, January 20, 2008

Day 11 1/11/08

Todays Haul:

  • 3 aluminum cans - recycling pile
  • 1 plastic jar with plastic top PETE 1 - probably repurpose but otherwise recycle
  • 1 (2) liter plastic soda bottle - recycle
  • 1 plastic bag from frozen fish - recycle
  • 1 plastic food container PETE 1 - recycle
  • 1 glass salad dressing bottle - recycle
  • 2 small plastic bags (torn) - recycle
  • 1 glass wine bottle - recycle
  • 1 plastic yogurt tub PP 5 - recycle
  • 1 cardboard box - worms
  • 1 plastic trader joes shrink wrap cover - recycle
  • 1 trader joes compostable cardboard container - worms
  • 6 pieces of scrap paper and 4 receipts - worms
  • 3 napkins - worms
  • 1 kitchen sponge (long story) - garbage


Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,

Just stopping by to check up on your progress. I'm curious on your long sponge story. I'm glad to see you're still going. I hope Feb will come easy to your family.

Dave said...

I may have mispoken as it's not exactly long. Let's just say that it's one of those times when the man of the house thought the sponge could be used for a certain purpose and the woman of the house did not quite agree and then the aforementioned woman of the house told the aforementioned man of the house that it looked like he was hanging on to that for another 11 1/2 months. Something like that anyway. Ahh marital bliss (she was probably right though).

I hope Feb goes well too, but I'm not out of Jan yet. Yikes.

might I add...? said...

Hi Dave,

Question: How do you recycle the shrink-wrap covers? I want to do the same.

Comment: Most kitchen sponges, if made of cellulose, which most are, can be composted. At least, I thought. I do it anyway. I hope they can be composted. The ones with the scrubby green stuff have to be thrown out, but.... What do you think?

I'm loving reading your updates.

PS Thanks for doing this as a pop-up.

Dave said...

Hey Might I add,
The shrink wrap covers come in all types so some can be recycled and some not. I'm actually going to take a bunch of different kinds to the recycling facility when I go and ask them what's what.

As for kitchen sponges, I think you are speaking of natural sea sponges in which case i'd venture to say you're right since they are natural. This was one of those plasticy abrasive jobbies so no go.