S4E2 – Mindful of Metals: “Why can’t I put metal hangers in my recycling bin?” and other metal mysteries uncovered.

Feb 25 2021

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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. 

Fun facts 

  • 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)
American Reclaim
Habitat for Humanity Restore in Addison
Elgin Recycling
City of Carol Stream

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Produced by Louise Kelly
Music by Louise Kelly
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