10 Everyday Items You Can Recycle

Warning: Use of undefined constant nw_noteworthyLink - assumed 'nw_noteworthyLink' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c10/h15/mnt/146339/domains/gogreencharleston.org/html/wp-content/themes/_gogreen/theloop.php on line 131

Warning: Use of undefined constant template_directory - assumed 'template_directory' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /nfs/c10/h15/mnt/146339/domains/gogreencharleston.org/html/wp-content/themes/_gogreen/theloop.php on line 132

Like most areas in the country, our local recyclers only accept plastics #1 and #2. My family collects a lot of these plastics as bottles, milk jugs, Starbucks cups, and so on. But what about all those other plastic items in our lives?

If something is labeled as a plastic #1 or #2, it can be recycled virtually eveywhere. This is great news if you’re trying to reduce your impact and waste. We can all help close the loop by buying and recycling products made from these materials – every little bit helps.

Here are 10 everyday plastic items that are recyclable.

Little Tikes Wagon
This common kids wagon is mostly made from high density polyethylene, which means you can roll it right down to your local recycling center. Cheers to Little Tikes for making products that stay out of the landfill.

Wet Floor Sign
These ubiquitous yellow signs are designed to catch our eye, but I bet every now and again they catch the wrong side of a forklift. In those cases, you can recycle the high density polyethylene remains.

Watering Can
I’m really not surprised this cheap watering can is made from recyclable high density polyethylene, but knowing it doesn’t have to end up in the landfill once I run over it with my car is comforting.

Target Cart
I had just started writing my Surprising Recyclables series when I noticed that the bright orange carts at Target were plastic #2, or high density polyethylene. I wonder if even one has been recycled…

Milk Crate
I’ve used standard milk crates for years to carry albums, store paint, make shelves, and collect trash. And they can be recycled because they’re plastic #2, and totally not stolen…I swear.

Recycling Bin
In corporate america, this is called eating your own dog food. I’ve checked a few different blue bins around my hood, and they all seem to be made from high density polyethylene. Woof!

Paint Bucket
These commercial white paint buckets are everywhere, and actually quite handy around the house and yard. If you can’t reuse them, keep them out of the landfill by recycling – they’re high density polyethylene.

Basketball Hoop
These Little Tikes basketball hoops are everywhere – typically in ratty to semi-nasty condition. Look closely, you’ll see the plastic #2 symbols. That means it’s made from high density polyethylene, and totally recyclable.

Cable Bag
Finally, some polyethylene terephthalate – a.k.a. plastic #1. My DVD player’s cables came in bags made from PET. Why aren’t all bags made from PET? I was able to toss this into my recycle bin instead of the trash.

Detergent Scoop
I noticed our scoop was polyethylene terephthalate, and wondered how many millions are thrown away each year – the drama. Plastic #1 is recyclable nearly everywhere, so tell a friend and help stop this soap opera…

See, you might have recyclable items lurking everywhere. Be on the look out for more, and let us know what you find in the comments section. Happy recycling!

17 Responses to “10 Everyday Items You Can Recycle”

  1. 1 automobile

    Hello, after reading this amazing article i am too delighted to share my
    familiarity here with colleagues.

  2. 2 robux generator

    I know this web page provides quality based articles and
    other data, is there any other web site which provides these data in quality?

  3. 3 roblox

    It’s remarkable to go to see this web page and reading the
    views of all colleagues about this post, while I am also keen of getting experience.

  4. 4 toko tas online terpercaya

    I am not positive the place you are getting your info, but good topic.
    I must spend a while finding out much more or figuring out
    more. Thanks for excellent info I used to be looking for this info for my mission.

  5. 5 Ventura IT

    Really Good blog. I see that your article is extremely well thought out and I will share it with
    my followers! Please add me to your list…

  6. 6 canlı bahis

    you are in reality a just right webmaster. The site loading speed is amazing.
    It seems that you’re doing any unique trick. Moreover, The contents are masterpiece.
    you’ve performed a great process on this matter!

  7. 7 canlı bahis

    Asking questions are actually fastidious thing if you are not understanding something totally, however this article presents good understanding even.

  8. 8 Marlys

    Really no matter if someone doesn’t be aware of afterward its up to
    other users that they will help, so here it happens.

  9. 9 Mike

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a sea shell and
    gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched
    her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

  10. 10 cell phone IMEI Unlocker

    Very well done & written!
    I began writing a blog myself recently and have seen that many peolle merey rework
    old ideas but add very little of benefit. It’s terrific to
    see an informative write-up of some tue vslue to myself and your
    other followers.
    It is on the list of things I need to replicate as a
    new blogger. Reader engagement and content quality are king.

    Some superb suggestions; you have absolutely got onn mmy lisat
    oof writers to watch!

    Cardy on the terrigic work!
    Well done,

  11. 11 mpo88

    nice ypu site

  12. 12 안마

    I don’t even know how I finished up here, but I thought this publish was once good.

    I do not recognize who you might be but certainly you’re
    going to a well-known blogger for those who aren’t
    already. Cheers!

  1. 1 ventura seo
  2. 2 Myositis Bird Dander And Lung Disease
  3. 3 polymyositis and exercise
  4. 4 myositis rheumatoid arthritis and lung disease
  5. 5 Polymyositis Fibromyalgia And Massage Therapy

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to Go Green

 RSS Feed

Go Green Social Sites

Become a Fan on Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter
See Our Photos on Flickr

Browse by Topic

9 Questions (3)
Announcements (73)
Blogs (4)
Bottled Water (7)
buying local (7)
Cardboard (1)
Carrotmob (1)
Charleston (118)
Charleston County (55)
Cleaning (1)
Climate Change (26)
Clothing (1)
Coal (2)
Community (52)
Composting (17)
Conservation (43)
Corporations (12)
Dorchester County (7)
Driving (3)
Earth Day (3)
Education (30)
Electronics (2)
Energy (48)
Energy Conservation Tips (19)
Events (92)
Food (32)
Freecycle (1)
Gardening (4)
Global Warming (17)
Go Green Charleston (42)
Go Green Local Guide (6)
Go Green Polls (11)
Go Green TV (2)
Government (17)
Green Building (12)
Green Choices (103)
Green Gardening (23)
Green News and Notes (7)
Green Nonprofits (4)
Interviews (3)
Kids (4)
Litter (3)
Local Business (76)
Local Produce (29)
Local Projects (100)
Maps (10)
Mount Pleasant (30)
Nonprofits (2)
Oil Dependency (15)
Organic (1)
Paper (15)
Parenting (6)
Park Circle (3)
Parks (4)
Plastic Bags (15)
Plastics (39)
Politics (6)
Pollution (20)
Public Transportation (14)
Recycling (93)
Recycling Fail (4)
Reducing Consumption (29)
Reviews (13)
Roundups (21)
Sensibly Green (2)
Solar (2)
South Carolina (15)
Summerville (5)
Surprising Recyclables (10)
Sustainability (2)
Sustainable Living (95)
Technology (1)
Trash (88)
Travel (27)
Uncategorized (4)
Water (21)
Weekly Trashed (19)
West Ashley (5)
Workshops (1)

Green Blogs We Read

Site Tools