Our recycling bin is always so full that our trash company nicely placed a recycling sticker with our cans to be placed on another can. That can is to be devoted to recycling. It’s important to us.
After all, take a look inside our fridge:
There are tons of recyclables in there. Plastic bottles, paper carton juice boxes, butter tubs, vanilla glasses, peanut butter jars and milk jugs. They all end up in our recycle bin (even our three year old checks to make sure things can go into the trash or recycle bin first.
What I never thought about was the difference in food freshness between these different container types. I think most of the items we purchase end up being in plastic from the store. This isn’t really ideal as many plastics leech chemicals from them. We are a little limited to the container types that we have as we shop at a store that offers very few options for each item (keeping costs low).
Every carton we do purchase, when finished goes into our recycling. Over 41 million households have access to carton recycling, so hopefully, it’s in your neighborhood and you take advantage of it! Why is it important? Because more than 70% of a carton is made from renewable materials (paper, all from trees from responsibly managed forests). Those recycled cartons can be used to make tissue, office paper, wall board and other building materials. Additionally, those cartons are made with renewable energy (so, not burning coal..whew!).
I had never really thought about it before (as we really try to not buy packages whenever possible), but I’ll make sure to check if a paper carton option is available for the products we regularly purchase.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Evergreen and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.