Save money and save the environment
According to a recent study conducted for the Ad Council, 52% of Americans don’t know which items can be recycled in the bathroom. And only 10% of Americans have a recycling bin in their bathroom, compared to the 45% who have them in the kitchen.
Did you know? It takes 114 — 20 oz beverage bottles to make enough fiberfill for a sleeping bag. MYTH: You must remove your beverage container cap before recycling. FACT: Remember: Recyclers want your caps and lids, too. Tip: caps can slip off conveyer belts during the recycling process, so when you empty a bottle crush it, cap it, and toss it in the recycling bin. Enter the giveaway below MYTH: You must rinse out every drop of lotion, soap, or shampoo before recycling the bottle. FACT: Plastics will be cleaned at the recycling facility. Be sure to reduce waste by using all the product in the bottle, then lightly rinse and recycle it. Find out more recycling ideas at the I Want To Be Recycled website. Personal care products like shampoo and lotion bottles, toilet paper rolls, and toothpaste and soap boxes are significantly less likely to be recycled than kitchen products. New research commissioned by the Ad Council found that 47% of people are not recycling materials in the bathroom. Whether it’s hairspray, leave-in conditioner or dry shampoo, many of your favorite beauty products and packaging can take on another life through recycling. For example, your shampoo bottle could be recycled into a hairbrush, or you might find a great new dress made from the recycled plastic of your favorite bottle of lotion.
Click here to learn more about what your personal care products can become when properly recycled.
5 Frugal Recycling Ideas – These are the things I recycle around my house.
1. Turn your kitchen scraps into compost 2. Recycle #10 cans into garden planters 3. 5 Ways to use a milk jug in the garden 4. Seed starter pots from recycled materials 5. Turn t-shirts into yarn What do you recycle?
On to the Giveaway
The giveaway is to adults, age 18 and older living in the USA. It begins 5/1/15 at Midnight and ends 5/10/15 at 11:59PM. One winner will be notified by email and have 24 hours to respond.
First things first: Rafflecopter code – a Rafflecopter giveaway