Monday, April 11, 2011

Fast Food Drink Tray

Looking at this item makes me think about the packaging we see every day that is made from recycled material. If it has been recycled once, can it be recycled again?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Tinfoil and Packaging

Is the rumor true that you can put tinfoil in the recycle bin? How about the box? How about the cardboard cylinder that the foil comes wrapped around?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Campbell's Chunky Soup Bowl

The bowl itself seems to be made of a type of thin, sturdy styrofoam. The lid is a typical plastic, opaque red. The plastic lid actually covers a second lid made of a metal, probably aluminum. What of these three pieces, the bowl, the inner lid and the outer lid, can be recycled, if any?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Single-Serving Ice Cream Cup

It's tempting to look at the packaging around a product and make a blanket statement, like "It's recyclable," or "Black bin," but in fact most products have several parts. Are any of the pieces from the packaging around this sweet treat recyclable? All of them?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Postal Bag

Is the type of bag that goes through the mail every day OK to recycle?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One-Gallon Milk Jug

Are both bottle AND cap recyclable?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Plastic Fruit Carton

I feel ashamed every time I buy fruit that comes in a package. And yet, cartons like these do genuinely appear to protect the fruit. I say this can be recycled. Anyone disagree?