1. What Do the Different Recycling Letters and Numbers Mean?

    If you’re the one who is responsible for sorting the recycling at your home or office, you might have noticed that many of the plastic containers have different numbers and letters in and around the recycling symbol that is stamped into each package. You might have heard that the numbers refer to the number of times a piece of plastic has been recycled, or how many times it can be recycled, but …Read More

  2. How Recycling Reduces Pollution

    We hear a lot of things about how good recycling is for the environment, but what exactly are some of these benefits? Over the next few blogs here, Grenelefe Recyclers in Oceanside will be going over some of the tangible benefits of recycling and why we need to keep working to further improve our planet. Today we’ll be talking about how recycling helps to prevent pollution. If your business need…Read More

  3. Recycling Can Help Us Save Energy: Part Two

    In our last entry we talked about how much energy is actually consumed just to create a single product. In that blog we used paper as an example, going through the process from driving to the forest to milling. This time we’re going to look at some hard numbers related to recyclable products and how much energy can be saved when we recycle them instead of throwing them into a landfill. Get in to…Read More

  4. How to Reduce Waste This Holiday Season

    We all know that the holiday season is a time of excess. We spend a ton of money on gifts and a ton of time planning and attending holiday parties where, by the end, we leave stuffed to the gills or staring at huge amounts of uneaten food. And wrapping paper...so much wrapping paper. So, how do we try and make our holidays more efficient and less wasteful? Here are a few tips from your recycling p…Read More

  5. How Recycling Helps Conserve Energy: Part One

    We live in a world where it is so easy to get our hands on basically anything that we want at any time. Sometimes that means we forget, or we never knew to begin with, where things come from and just how much work and energy it takes to turn a raw material into an item that we use. While there are a lot of things that are made efficiently and sustainably in the United States, many of the things th…Read More