Welcome to part two of The History of Recycling! “The History of Recycling: Part One” explained what recycling is and how it was prioritized and utilized from 1500 BC until plastic was invented in 1907. Now, Part Two will explore the changes in recycling as plastic increases in popularity and the environmental movement kicks off […]
Recycling can be traced back to the Bronze Age! This blog post will review the history of recycling and how it has changed over time.
As we enter into another April Earth Month, we might start to reflect back on our consumption and ask ourselves how we can become more sustainable, create less waste and adopt life-long environmentally friendly habits. This blog post will discuss how small steps right at home can make a BIG impact. From the bathroom, to […]
Over 15 ways to reuse common household items and reduce waste!
We have a big announcement for St. Louis City Recyclers! When recycling manufactures, communities and sustainable companies work together, the outcome can benefit everyone! The small steps of these individual entities collaborating make a BIG impact! We can now accept paperboard cans! 🤗 Wait, What are Paperboard Cans? Paperboard cans, or sometimes referred to as […]
“Can we still recycle plastics?” “What do the numbers mean?” “Styrofoam is marked, doesn’t that make it recyclable?” In the early 20th century, there were only a handful of plastics and very few uses for it. Fast forward 100 years and it’s hard to find things that we don’t use plastic for. These […]
The holiday’s are fast approaching again! Did you know that during the holidays our household waste increases by 50%? 😲 50%! If you plan to participate in gift exchanges this year, we have an ideal guide to help everyone lower their consumption, avoid wish-cycling and recycle responsibly! Gift Giving Alternatives Switch things up with your […]
Helium party balloons have been around for decades, but do you know where helium comes from? This blog post will discuss what helium is, where it comes from and why it’s important to choose eco-friendly substitutes for balloons at your next party. What is Helium? Helium is the second element on the Periodic Table of […]
Back to the basics. We all learned the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” at some point during our early school years. We may have heard it so often that its importance has been forgotten. This blog post will refresh our views on the infamous 3 RRR’s and provide ways to implement them into our everyday life. […]
Wish-cycling is the act of placing items in the Blue Bin with the hopes that they will be recycled. We’ve all been guilty of it. But it’s good that we ask ourselves before just tossing anything in our Blue Bin, “Can I recycle this?” 🤔 While wish-cycling is often done with good intentions, it can […]