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Now is the time for all good men to recycle their plastic...

I have written in the past about how much plastic we consume, and throw away - and the permanent nature of plastics. ( Every bit of plastic ever made still exists.)

Almost 90 percent of floating marine debris is plastic.

Plastic and other trash in our oceans is estimated to be killing more than a million sea birds and 100,000 mammals and turtles each year according to United Nations reports

Curbside recycling in Portland, and the metro area is pretty good. We do a good share better than many other cities of the United States, that is for sure. But there is a huge amount of plastics that we can't recycle at the curb - and it always pains me to throw them in the trash. We can do better!

I just found this tidbit, you can recycle all sorts of plastic that they don't pick up at the curb!

Check out the Plastic Roundup, coming in October (and is actually a fairly regular event).

Start saving up all those plastics that you normally throw away, and give them new life! Don't let them waste away in the great Pacific garbage patch.

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Anonymous said…
Hey you. This is awesome information. S. and I are always griping about how WasteMngmt won't take ALL of the recyclable plastics. Thanks for the info.
M, S & R

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