Surprising Recyclables :: Watering Can


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The other day I was wandering around the yard with my plastic watering can instead of my hose. I’ve been doing this to conserve water, where as before I would have just been spraying down everything as if I was trying to save the Towering Inferno. When I got back to the garage, I set the can down hard and it bounced…and it sounded familiar. That familiar sound was plastic #2 (High Density Polyethylene), and that meant this watering can was recyclable. So, if it ever gets worn out, I can take it to a Charleston County Recycling drop site to start the reclamation process. Cool!

It goes to show that recyclable materials are all around us, and by keeping a vigilant eye out for them, we can keep more stuff out of the landfill. Had I run this can over in my car, I probably would have just tossed it in the garbage. But now I know the real story, and that’s what “Surprising Recyclables” is all about.

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