I came across an article about what you can and can’t recycle and I found out that you can’t recycle bottle caps!!! So if you do use bottled water and you leave the cap on, the bottle will get sent to the landfill. This goes for anything that has a plastic cap on it. Aveda has found a solution for using the wasted bottle caps and wants you to collect them and bring them to their stores. The program accepts caps that are rigid polypropylene plastic, sometimes noted with a 5 in the chasing arrows recycling symbol. This includes caps that twist on with a threaded neck such as caps on shampoo, water, soda, milk and other beverage bottles, flip top caps on tubes and food product bottles (such as ketchup and mayonnaise), laundry detergents and some jar lids such as peanut butter. To learn more, visit Aveda.
Most recycle places won’t accept grocery bags either. But if you are like me and forget your fabric bags sometimes, you can drop off the plastic bags at your local grocery store and they will send them back to the company who makes their bags.
GreenEdge Kids has an awesome variety of Eco-friendly reusable water bottles ranging from $10-$14. They also have an assortment of reusable bags varying from lunch bags, sandwich bags, grocery bags and even produce bags. Prices range from $4-$22. While you’re visiting their site, be sure to check out their Specials. They have tons of organic clothing on sale.