Dear Recycle Lady,
I am in “burning” California, but from Union (Monroe Co.) area. I enjoy reading your column. I got some helpful hints that I had not gotten locally, so keep up the good advice. I recently started saving the produce plastic wrap for recycling and I take it to the market instead of in the city recycle bin.
Thanks, Still a Hill Billy
Dear Still a Hill Billy,
What a surprise to hear from someone in California. It is particularly special to hear from someone there who still considers himself to be a West Virginia Hill Billy. Once a West Virginian, always a West Virginian! Good to know that you are recycling the produce plastic wrap by taking it to the market. Fortunately, there seems to be a greater awareness of the need to recycle plastic film. Recycling of all kinds of materials has now gone world-wide, and we are all an important part of it. Thanks for making a contribution to saving our environment.
Dear Recycle Lady,
Cardstock was not mentioned in your list of cardboard recyclables in last week’s column. I am curious as to whether or not cardstock recycles with cardboard.
Since cardstock is much thinner than paperboard or cardboard, it recycles with office paper. One alternative to recycling your cardstock is to use it in a craft project such as generating origami objects or greeting cards. A range of instructions can be found online.
Did you know that scientists can now detect microplastics in the human body? You may have heard of how microplastics have polluted the oceans, filled the stomachs of fish and whales, and even wound up in Arctic snow. Now, according to The Guardian, researchers have identified chemical traces of plastic in human organ tissue.
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