Tag Archives: sustainability

History of Recycling: Part Two

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 […]

History of Recycling: Part One

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.

How You Can Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

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 […]

Plastics: What is Recyclable?

Plastics often leave us asking ourselves, “Is this recyclable?” 🤨 There are so many different types of plastic bottles, containers, wraps and random plastics, it can get confusing. This blog post will make it easier for you to understand which items are recyclable in our Blue Bin, which are recyclable beyond the Blue Bin and […]

Earth Month: Small Steps, BIG Impact

At Saint Louis City Recycles, we celebrate Earth Day everyday! While we are continuing to stay distant and keep each other safe, we can still celebrate and learn together! This blog post will highlight ways that we can help you individually, with friends and family or even with your neighbors become the best recyclers and […]

What is “Wish-Cycling?”

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 […]

How Many Times Can This Be Recycled?

We recently learned about what our recyclable items are made from in “Why Should We Recycle? Part 1 and Part 2, but have you ever wondered “How many times does this get recycled?” as you’re putting an item in your Blue Bin? Us too! Once you empty your blue, in-home recycling bin into your recycling […]

Meal Delivery Kits: What Can I Recycle?

Since we’re all at home more now, a lot of us are probably tired of cooking, right?  The ads and commercials for at-home meal delivery kits have been on social media and commercials of every platform. Saint Louis City Recycles receives a lot of questions about which items are recyclable from your delivery kit, so […]

In-Home Waste Audit

While we’re all working, learning and staying at home more often, we have probably noticed an increase in trash and recycling at home. Take some time to learn why it’s important to lower your household waste by completing your own in-home waste audit. Why is a Waste Audit Important? If you’re wondering why you should […]

Why Should We Recycle? Part 2

In our last blog post, “Why Should We Recycle? Part 1,” we wrote about what paper, cardboard and plastic bottles and containers are made from and why it’s important to recycle them.  In Part 2 of “Why We Should Recycle,” we will learn what glass bottles and jars, metal food and beverage cans and food […]