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Recycling Tip 7: VHS Tapes, CDs, DVDs, and cases

Tip 7 in our Recycling PSA series: Tapes, CDs, DVDs, and cases: Most CD and DVD cases are recyclable IF they have a mobius symbol located on the spine of the case, sometimes hard to find. The disks and tapes are not accepted in traditional recycling. Yes, you can recycle them, but not easily – separating […]

Recycling Tip 4: To-go coffee and soda cups

Tip #4 in our series:  Paper/plastic to go cups Another item that confuses the masses are disposable paper cups with plastic lids. It goes without saying how much Recycling Champions cut down on the waste stream by bringing their own coffee cup and skipping the fast food lane all together.  But we’re human… so what […]

Recycling Tip 3: Plastic Bags

Tip 3 in our installment of TV18 PSAs: Plastic Bags Even though plastic bags have a mobius and are recyclable, they can not be put in traditional (household or dumpster) recycling streams. They are considered a “soft plastic” which requires a different recycling process than 1-7 hard plastics. There are more soft plastics accepted than […]

Recycling Tip 2: Plastic caps, straws, utensils

Second in our series of TV18 Recycling PSAs: More on Plastics Recycling is an industry that is frequently changing. At all of our Zero Waste events, we are constantly educating about what is the proper way to recycle the plastic lids on plastic bottles, plastic straws, and plastic utensils.  Confusing the issue is the compostables […]

Recycling Tip 1: What’s a Recycling Mobius? What if your item doesn’t have a mobius?

Happy America Recycles Day!  Started by the National Recycling Coalition in 1997, ARD was adopted as an event in 2009 by Keep America Beautiful and falls annually on November 15th. In honor of ARD, we kick off our 2013-2014 season of TV18 Recycling Tips with the mobius – that mystical Recycling symbol that has confused […]

YVR/YVSC Collecting Reusable Bags for Saturday Markets

With the goal of reducing the number of plastic and paper disposable bags handed out at the Saturday Farmers Markets from now until September, YVR and YVSC are beginning a collection of your “overstock” of reusable grocery bags (cotton, mesh, or other) so that we may distribute these at our Zero Waste tent at these […]