Recycling — 1 – Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene (PETE) and 2 – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

By Jim Gladson   Recycling — 1 – Polyethylene Terephalate Ethylene (PETE) Soft drinks, juice, water, pill bottle, & cleaner bottles. Also for cooking & peanut butter container. Recycling — 2 – High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Milk & water jugs, bleach bottles, detergent & shampoo containers. Plastic bags & grocery sacks, motor oil bottles, household cleaners & butter tubs. Some…

Recycling – Plastics – GAPP

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Plastics – GAPP The symbol above is that for Recycling.  Different colors are used but black is the most common. The Recycling industry has adopted 7 categories of recycling material. The 7 categories will be shown over the next three Garbage – Recycling – Organics posts. These three will cover…

The Good Way and the Quick Way in Nuevo Laredo

By Garrett Vickrey Last week a team of 6 from Woodland followed Pastor Lorenzo Ortiz as he made the rounds to five churches in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico who are housing Cuban refugees. Until recently, Cuban refugees would be accepted into the United States if they could step onto United States land from land. The policy…

Recycling – Glass

By Jim Gladson Recycling – Glass The four categories of Recycling are:  Glass, Aluminum, Plastic, & Paper or GAPP. Our first categories is Glass, which was first developed by man around 5,000 years ago. About 1,000 years later glass was used as a food container.  Items in the grocery story that were in glass containers…

Recycling

By Jim Gladson Garbage, Recycling, & Organics Recycling Re-cyc-ling means processing a thing again until it emerges as something else. After using 4 Blue Carts for four years, WBC now does recycling through Republic Services [RS].  We collect our recycling in 34 small blue containers & then transfer it to the RS. At home, use…

World Water Day

Water is necessary to sustain life. All life (plants and animals) must have water to survive. It is something we take for granted. We can just turn on a faucet and out comes water. We can shower with hot water. We swim in cool pools during hot summer months. Not everyone has this same access.…