Sunday, October 28, 2007

Day 105 - You Gotta Keep 'Em Separated

Separating Recyclables from Non-Recyclables

OK, you're thinking "WTF? Didn't this crazy bitch already post that she was recycling, like way back in JUNE?" Yes, I did. And don't call me a crazy bitch. I am not crazy. What I'm trying to say is that when I have some packaging (think CFL packages, rechargeable batteries, kids' toys, etc.) that is a co-mingling of cardboard, paper, metal and non-recyclable plastic, I will take the time to separate all the little recyclable bits from the non-recyclable bits and dispose of each of them properly, rather than just heave a sigh, curse the manufacturer, and toss it in the trash.

This is sometimes easier said than done. For example, young Ethan received a fair number of toys for his birthday last month and separating the recyclables from the nons took about 20 minutes. They use super-sticky Kryptonite tape to attach plastic doodads to the box and you need a machete to separate the plastics from the cardboard. Fortunately, this crazy bitch has a machete and is not afraid to use it. [That should scare off the Internet stalkers, eh?]


Savings:

Another difficult one to quantify. Daily, not a huge savings, but on holidays, birthdays, etc. it will really add up quickly.


Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5

Not too bad, on a day-to-day basis, but attacking a pile of plasticardboard boxes in December is going to take its toll. Crazy bitch will have her hands full then.

1 comment:

leslie said...

I really like you... a lot. I am NOT a stalker. Put down the machete. Back slowly away...