Recycling 101: Pizza Box
I’m so guilty! Oh my gosh... who else has become an aspirational recycler? 🙋🏻♀️ THIS ISN'T A GOOD THING!
aspirational recycling - wishing something, hoping something is recyclable
when you know deep down it might not be... or maybe you literally have no idea.
Being an aspirational recycler sounds kind of good. However, you can't wish something to be recyclable. It either is or it isn't. I mean, do I want plastic bags and pizza boxes to be recyclable? Yes, I do. But that doesn’t mean that they are... Have I “recycled” them? Yes, I have. But again, that doesn’t mean that they are recyclable.
Do we mean well? YES, ABSOLUTELY! Unfortunately sometimes this does more harm than good. And, its just not good enough. We need to do better!
Many things that we THINK are recyclable actually do more harm than good when we try to recycle them. Sometimes odd shaped or flimsy items can clog and damage recycling machines. So, let’s stop being aspirational recyclers and just be good recyclers.
Recycling 101, Week 1: Pizza Box
Welcome to my version of Recycling 101.
I will be researching different items that I use (there's a good chance you use them too) and sharing if they are recyclable or not. Please join me every week so we can raise the bar from being aspirational recyclers who think we are doing good to legit recyclers who are actually doing good!
Unfortunately, pizza boxes are not recyclable because of the grease that gets absorbed into the cardboard. However, you can tear off the grease free parts of the box and recycle those.
Find out more about the process HERE.
TELL ME, what are you curious about?
I have a whole list of things to share (there's not many things I love more than lists!). But, I want to know what you're interested in too.