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Tips For Recycling and Reusing Glass Bottles

What’s infinitely recyclable, completely reusable, comes in many colors and contains no BPAs? The glass bottle!

Importance of Recycling and Reusing Glass Bottles (via greenliving4live.com)

One of the best methods to save environmental pollution is by recycling glass bottles and jars. Environment pollution is aggravated due to landfills and the problem is increasing day by day. Recycling and reusing of glass, plastic and other materials…

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  1. Posted December 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Really thanks, by share!

  2. Granny Bgood
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Many of these glass jars we buy condiments and spaghetti sauces, etc in can be re-used as food storage containers instead of plastic, especially those with re-sealable lids (There is actually no entirely ‘safe” plastic, and even the “food grade” plastics deteriorate after time and too much hot washing or freezing). If hot leftovers are immediately put into a hot jar these lids will usually seal as the food cools, and then can be kept in the fridge for much longer than foods stored in plastic (just check the seal occasionally) and usually these jars take up less room in the fridge as well.
    Once I realized how bad plastic really is, and how dishwashing degrades it even further to release harmful toxins, I started thowing out plastic containers I now had to wash by hand anyway and remembering to use my saved glass jars and canning jars instead….pop them right into the dishwasher to clean!
    Glass- the ultimate recyclable material…made from the most abundant thing on earth…sand!

    • Posted October 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      I’m afraid we’ll never be entirely rid of plastic. For some applications it really is the best thing. But we can make better choices and make sure we are choosing BPA free plastics. And if your local recycling agency doesn’t take #1 through #7 plastics, lobby your reps to expand the program. Virtually every piece of plastic you use, except for those that are composite plastics, should be able to be recycled. The only reason your hauler may not take them is lack of a local processor.

      For those of you who don’t want to make the switch to glass, just make sure you’re checking out the compositions of the plastic you use, and recycle your plastics as soon as they show signs of degradation (i.e. pock marks, cloudiness, stains, etc.).

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