Recycling Bags Not Needed/Prohibited

If you have been purchasing blue or clear “recycling” bags to put in your City of Austin blue recycling cart, I am sorry to say you have been wasting your money. Bagged recycling is prohibited in the City of Austin blue curbside single-stream recycling carts. They’re also prohibited at most apartment complexes. Recycling should be…

HEB Recycling Station

One of the grocery store chains in Texas is HEB. It happens to be the grocery store located in my neighborhood so it’s the one we use. We walk to it when we can. It has a recycling station. This is what the recycling station looked like before this week. You’ll see they used to…

Product Review: Patch bandages

I’ve been trying out Patch bandages over the last several months. I have two of the four types: coconut oil and aloe vera. I’m almost out so I’m ready to share. I first heard about Patch bandages on Treehugger. Read the post, it talks about traditional bandages’ chemicals and reactions. It’s very interesting. Patch bandages…

Six Pack Rings/6-pack rings

I’m so excited to share that after one of the neighbors asked, I received the exciting answer that six pack rings, or 6-pack rings depending on your spelling or preference, are recyclable in plastic bag store drop-off containers. Please do not put these in your single stream recycling carts or they will tangle the sorting…

TerraCycle: Recycle that difficult stuff

TerraCycle® is a social enterprise Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. In 20 countries, we tackle the issue from many angles. We have found that nearly everything we touch can be recycled and collect typically non-recyclable items through national, first-of-their-kind recycling platforms. https://www.terracycle.com/en-US Austin is fortunate to have the capability to recycle all that we do. We…