The 3 R's Recycling Plastics Clothesline - Nature's Dryer Conserving Water Insulate Shell - Seal Air Leaks DIY Home Air Pressure Test Electrical Conservation
Time Of Use Electrical Pricing Greenhouse Gas From Electricity Production Evaporative or Swamp Coolers Room Air Conditioners Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning Future Air ConditionersTransportation
What is eco Friendly? 350.ORG Carbon Calculator Carbon Cap and Trade Chickens Cleaners Clothesline - Nature's Dryer Compost How-to Fresh Air - Houseplants Grass Driveway/Pavers Backyard Greenhouses Green Roofs Greening Your Garden Grow a Vegetable Garden Square Foot Gardening Games for Kids - eco Household Lighting Natural Lawn Care
Beneficial Garden Insects Controlling White Grubs Naturally pH Preference of Plants What Are Nematodes Pesticide AlternativesPersonal Care Products Quinoa Super-food Slow Food
The Facts Home Wind Turbine Companies Small Turbines Balance of System Build a HAWT Wind Turbine DIY VAWT Wind Turbine Designs Permanent Magnet Motors for Wind Turbines Build an Alternator- Generator Wind Turbine Furling
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is the mantra of the day. No matter how much to try to reduce the amount of plastic that comes into your house, you're sure to end up with some. There are seven separate types or grades of plastic (resin codes). Some plastics will be recyclable through your local municipality and some won't. Here is a rundown on the seven types.
The number is within an arrowed recycle triangle usually stamped on the bottom of the plastic article.
You need to apply pressure to your municipality if they are not accepting all seven types of plastics for recycling. Here's a link to a chart provided by the American Chemistry Council.
BPA in Plastics
Do you have plastic food storage containers in your house, that you've had for years? They may contain BPA which can leach into your food if the food is acidic, or alkali, or reheated in a microwave oven.
Identifying which containers may contain BPA can be tricky. If your reusable container is so old it doesn't have the recycle symbol on the bottom, with the number in the middle, then it may be time to pitch it. If it has the number 7, then it DOES CONTAIN BPA and should not be used with food. Items with the numbers 3 and 6 may or may not contain BPA, there's no way of knowing, other than to contact the manufacturer. Items with the numbers 1,2,4 and 5 are "safe" plastics.
Copyright 2013 © GreenTerraFirma.com, - All rights reserved