S4E2 – Mindful of Metals: “Why can’t I put metal hangers in my recycling bin?” and other metal mysteries uncovered.
Feb 25 2021
In this episode: Join Kay, Heather, and Carol as they explore everyday ways you can rescue metals from the landfill. Also in the episode: Cutting the cord. Deconstructing binders. Collecting staples in old pill bottles. Kay’s brass studies, Heather’s sturdy bag of goodies. Heavy Metals: Curbside vs Special collections.
Takeaway: The little things add up.
Have a little area in your home for collecting metal.
- Scrap metal recyclers take metals from cords and wires.
- Only 40% of aluminum cans get recycled.
- We have the potential to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 61%!
Mentioned in this episode:
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Materials Management
SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency of Lake County)
Habitat for Humanity Restore in Addison
City of Carol Stream
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