Speaking of recycling, there is an interesting New York Times article about it that highlights yogurt containers.
As a daily yogurt eater, I now have an apartment full of 32oz yogurt containers...and sour cream containers, and mushroom containers and 2 and 3 liter soda bottles and...
Yes, my name is Bob and I'm a food container recycling addict. I now have enough plastics to make enough sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) for my entire neighborhood. It is good to know that "the cure" is SIPs of the right kind instead of the other kind. So, take the cure and give a kid a soda bottle SIP.
While you're at it, make some tote box SIPs and raised bed SIPs using recycled nursery flats or mushroom containers or half-gallon milk containers to make the water & oxygen reservoirs. You will help the environment and your veggies will love it. So will you when it comes to harvest time. SIP a tomato?
Brushing your teeth with a yogurt container? Wiping your mouth with a coffee cup?
You might be doing both, as a result of a new trend in recycling, courtesy of the manufacturers who make the original products. A growing number of large food and beverage companies in the United States are assuming the costs of recycling their packaging after consumers are finished with it, a responsibility long imposed on packaged goods companies in Europe and more recently in parts of Asia, Latin America and Canada. Read more...