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Beth Terry has mentioned Terra Cycle on the blog, so I am not sure if you all have seen this. They introduced new Zero Waste boxes so that if you want to, you can pay to send them your leftover plastic that you just can’t get away from. This one is promising, but also the one for bathroom waste for things like dental floss containers. http://zerowasteboxes.terracyc…..aste-boxes
I have a few things that I am not ready to give up, but I would be willing to send the plastic to be recycled. For example, my cat’s food bag. There are also bins to collect bottle caps, tooth brush waste, etc. that are free if you can get others to get on board.
I know it isn’t perfect, but if you put a monetary cost to trash, that is also incentive to stop accepting it.
What do you think?
I just discovered about TerraCycle yesterday. I think it is an amazing company! I sent them an E-mail asking if they will ship the boxes to Ireland. If they would, I would be willing to send them my plastic. In Ireland, we are charged by weight/volume for the amount of garbage which we put in our garbage cans. If I could send them my candy wrappers, chip bags, and such, I sooooo would! I also noticed that they work with some countries in Europe, but not Ireland. So I inquired if they would consider placing boxes around Dublin for folks to drop their soft plastics into. Thus far, I have not gotten a response on either question.
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