Category Archives: Tip of the Week

In the single stream recycling process, plastic items are sorted using optical scanners, which use the reflection of light to identify the types of plastic. Black doesn’t reflect light, so it cannot be seen and sorted properly by the scanners. … Read More

Tips from Sierra Club for buying more sustainable toilet tissue. The average American flushes away 384 trees’ worth of toilet paper in a lifetime, and though we account for just over 4 percent of the global population, we consume 20 … Read More

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic estrogen that can disrupt the endocrine system, even in small amounts. It has been linked to a wide variety of ills, including infertility, breast and reproductive system cancer, obesity, diabetes, early puberty, behavioral changes in children … Read More

GDN Supports a Ban on Single Use Plastic Bags

Film plastic includes everything from plastic grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap and newspaper bags to shrink wrap and product overwrap. Some kinds of film plastic can be recycled at retail stores. Pull the film with your hands and if it stretches and … Read More