Although I am already an avid recycler, in the spirit of continuous improvement, I decided to learn more about recycling in Milwaukee to make sure that I’m taking advantage of all possible options. I pompously thought my investigation would show that I do indeed recycle to the fullest extend. Wow, was I wrong! I learned that I can recycle used aerosol cans in my curbside recycling bin. Plus, the self-help recycling centers around here accept used cooking oil and shoes/ sandals. Also, this cool website shows what the recyclables in Milwaukee are used for in their after-life. My old milk jugs are now being used as patio furniture!
In light of this new information, I will start recycling aerosol cans, used cooking oil and shoes/ sandals. Also, I created a guide for my kitchen to be used as a reminder about what can be recycled.
Note on last week’s change: At my first opportunity to go straw free, I forgot. Failure. Therefore I had a delicious milk shake complete with a straw made from petroleum products. This will be a reminder for me in the future when I’m ordering drinks.