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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 you just don’t know
The words “aspirational recycler” sound kind of nice. 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? Sadly…yes, I have.
Do we mean well? YES, ABSOLUTELY! 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. We can do better!
If you’re an aspirational recycler or want to learn more about recycling then this is for you!
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 and we can raise the bar from being aspirational recyclers who think we are doing good to legit recyclers who are actually doing good!
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. Drop a comment!