mulberry bags Sorting out the pros and cons

Sorting out the pros and cons of recycling

May 12, 2007By Larry Carson Larry Carson,Sun reporter

“We want to go out and see what kind of receptacle p mulberry bags eople would like,” said County Executive Ken Ulman. “This will provide an incentive for people to recycle more.” Officials said the carts’ wheels eliminate the need for residents to lift heavy bundles, and lids prevent blowing bags and paper.

Ulman has proposed a pilot project to make the carts available to 5,000 residents in the Elkridge area.

Montgomery County already uses the wheeled containers for collecting paper only. “We’re capturing an awful lot of [paper] now,” O’Donnell said. “It makes recycling paper as easy as throwing it in the trash.”

At the Recycle America plant at the end of narrow Kit Kat Road, trash trucks disgorge their loads in huge piles, which front end loaders push onto the first of a series of belts and sorting de mulberry bags vices.

Workers wearing hard hats, heavy gloves, masks and brightly colored safety vests move at a fast pace, grabbing it mulberry bags ems that the machines miss.

Plastic grocery bags h mulberry bags olding bottles and cans must be ripped open by hand, and stray bags and pizza boxes winnowed out. Those grocery bags sometime snag the equipment, said Bob McCrann, the plant’s operations manager.

mulberry bags Sorting out plastic recycling

Sorting out plastic recycling glitch

Diligent recyclers must read coding labels on package

In a jolt to Portland green psyche, China not usually known for its environmental sensibilities put the kibosh on accepting some of our dirty, unsorted plastics for recycling.

That caused a dilemma for an increasing number of green minded families and community organizations in the Portland area that were stockpiling plastics that can be recycled at the curbside, then bringing them periodically to Far West Fibers, the area leading repository for hard to recycle materials.

Far West Fibers’ service was particularly helpful for Portlanders, who only get trash pickups every other wee mulberry bags k. Miscellaneous plastics can take up lots of space in a garbage can, and are the third highest volume item in O mulberry bags regon landfills.

Far West Fibers had made plastics recycling easier, and more extensive, by allowing practically any kind of plastic to be accepted at its six metro area depots.

Now that a little harder.

Due to new Chinese environmental restrictions, Far West Fibers can commingle and bale miscellaneous mulberry bags plastics as it once did for shipping to Asia, says Vinod Singh, the company Beaverton operations manager. Portland area residents and organizations that have been bringing plastics to Far West Fibers six depots will have to go back to reading labels carefully, Singh says, to sort out what recyclable and what not.

The good news is that his company, as well as many local grocery stores, still accept plenty of plastics that can go into curbside recycling bins.

Far West Fibers still accepts:

Clear clamshell containers often used for restaurant carry outs w mulberry bags ith No. 1 PETE on their label

No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 plastics, which often include plastic drink cups, cat litter buckets, amber pill bottles, baby wipe containers and Tupperware

Lids from those containers if they have a No. 4 or No. 5 label

Large rigid plastics, such as children plastic toys, lawn furniture, crates and storage bins

Far West no longer accepts most other plastics, including plastic bags, unlabeled containers or those with No. 3 or No. 6 and small rigid materials.

Folks at the Metro Recycling Hotline advise Portland area consumers to think twice now before buying plastic forks, straws and other items, which must be trashed after one use.

New Seasons groceries still accept many plastic clamshells and plastic bags. Many other grocery stores also accept plastic bags, though it best to check with their rules.

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Sorting garbage

Due to the fact that Japan is such a small island, the country can’t afford to have huge tracts of land devoted to landfills. So the sorting of trash is a very important part of Japanese life and one that Japanese people will expect foreigners to follow. When you sort trash incorrectly, it reflects not only on you but also on your household or, in the student’s case, on their college. There is an unspoken belief among many Japanese people that foreigners can’t sort their garbage properly and it is important to institutions like the colleges you attend that you do your part to combat this stereotype. However, the process can get a mulberry bags bit complicated and mistakes are easy to make if you haven’t grown up sorting your garbage so meticulously.

Different parts of Japan sort trash differently and the specialized garbage bags they use differ as well. Furthermore, certain kinds of garbage are picked up on certain days which differ from city to city.

JCMU is located in Hikone and the city has its own specially marked bags and rules. These bags can be bought at both Beisia and Cainz, the large department stores/supermarkets located about a 15 minute bike ride away from JCMU. More information will be provided to students during orientation and students can expect to receive a guide to trash sorting from JCMU.

The basic three main classifications are burnable garbage, nonburnable garbage, and large items. Burnables include things like paper, organic products, and cloth. Certain burnable things like cardboard boxes and small sticks must be flattened and tied up before you throw them away. There is a special plastic trash bag you can buy that is marked as burnable trash by brown writing and mulberry bags pictures of various burnable things.

Nonburnable garbage can b mulberry bags e split into multiple categories but the main ones are ceramics and other, dry cell batteries, cans and metal, glass, plastics, and plastic bottles. Plastic bottles are sorted separately from the rest of the plastics. Any bottles marked with the PET logo are thrown away in a separate bin. Any other plastics including those with the PURA logo go into the special trash bag marked with the orange writing “Plastic Only.” Fortunately, garbage bags are marked in both English and Ja mulberry bags panese. Note that most PET bottles have PURA labels and caps. So you have to take off the label and cap to throw away separately before you dispose of the bottle itself. Most bottle labels are perforated to help this process along.

Lastly, there are large ticket items such as bicycles, appliances, and furniture. These require you to call ahead and obtain a ticket. The center will then come to pick up your large garbage. At the beginning and end of the semester, JCMU often orders a large dumpster for unsorted garbage and large items to help the students who are moving out and need to clear out their rooms.

JCMU’s trash bins are located behind the building next to the bike garage. The bins for ceramics and other, cans and metal, and glass are located together. Further down you will find larger dumpster like containers. One is for your bag of burnables. Another is for PURA and other plastics. The last bins are for PET bottles only.