Rinsing and Recycling

| December 17, 2012

Rinsing and Recycling

Written By:Michele, The Green-Mother

Ok…..I have been caught in the middle of the unthinkable. I was caught by my nine year old recycling a glass container that I did not rinse. “You can not do that! That is just wrong and not responsible Mommy. You are just going to give those people at the recycling place more work to do“.

Hmm..he was right indeed. I could not argue that. So I went back to the recycling bin in the garage and took the container out and rinsed it. Usually, I am pretty good and cleaning out recyclable goods. For some reason, that day it had slipped my mind.

After doing a bit of research I found out that my son was right! If I always rinse out the containers before recycling, I am helping the process go smoother. This is a general rule on most municipal websites.

To read more about this: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10067.html#ixzz2FKoQE071

Do you rinse before recycling?


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