Do you recycle the plastic bags you get from the grocery store into your blue recycling bin? Noble but wrong. States like California have already implemented a plastic bag ban. Here in Salt Lake City, the city council is moving towards changing the recycling ordinances to keep those bags out of the bins.
“It used to be economical to capture those plastic bags. Now they are proving much more of a nuisance. They get caught on equipment,” said Sophia Nicholas, a spokeswoman for Sustainability Department, to a local news outlet. “What we really want is for people to be focusing on the ‘reduce and reuse’ aspect of bags, not thinking of recycling all their plastic in their blue bin as a solution, because it’s not.”
When those bags gum up the recycling equipment the entire process comes to a screeching halt. Plus, when people put other recyclables into the bags, it makes it harder to sort, which can cause further delays. For now, the city is working to educate the public. They’ve taken plastic bags off the list of recyclable items and will be adding stickers to residential blue bins.
Recycling restrictions shouldn’t prevent you from making the effort. In fact, there are some ways you can expand recycling around the house especially when it comes to getting rid of your junk. Did you know that your old kitchen appliances and furniture can be recycled? The same can be said for unwanted clothing, coats, shoes and hats. All of those things can be turned over to a charity, which is just as effective as recycling. As long as stuff is kept out of a landfill, it counts towards that goal. To help with this project, you’ll want to enlist the services of Junk King Salt Lake City.
Junk King Salt Lake City is a professional junk removal service that is dedicated to an eco-friendly way of getting rid of junk. They’ve been at this for several years and know all the certified facilities to drop off what they collect. All of that is included in their junk removal service at no extra charge. Hire Junk King Salt Lake City for your junk removal and take your recycling to the next level.