Remember me bitching about the recyclers changing the rules so you can only recycle plastics number 1 and 2 when they used to take up to number 7?
Well…WELL…now they say they only accept bottles and jugs: no tubs, no plastic bags, even if they have a number 1 or 2. Here’s the snippet from this month’s newsletter:
Not only are plastic grocery bags a number 2, so are plastic Taco Bell bags. I love my Taco Bell. Do you think Raley’s would notice if I snuck some tiny Taco Bell bags into their plastic grocery bag recycling bin?
I see I am going to have to completely change my grocery shopping habits. A quick perusal of my refrigerator discovered none of these plastic containers are a 1 or a 2:
- Cottage cheese
- Spreadable real butter
- Fake butter
- Sugar-free Jell-O pudding
- Sour cream
- Cream cheese
- Various shredded and grated cheeses in tubs
- Snack-sized fruit cups
- Peaches in a full-sized plastic jar
- Clear plastic strawberry container with drainage holes
I suspect it’s going to be hard to find cottage cheese in an ecologically friendly container.
Don’t forget about this awesome site where they tell you what the recycling number symbols mean.