Is it Easy Being Green?

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Cap recycling, revisited May 10, 2010

Filed under: plastic,recycling — isgreeneasy @ 5:15 pm
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Last February I wrote a post about a new plastic cap recycling program Aveda started, and ever since then I’ve been saving my caps. It’s a little shocking how many caps have accumulated–

A year's worth of plastic caps

A year’s worth of plastic caps

I thought about counting them, but without rubber gloves I didn’t really want to mess with it. But there were a bunch. It felt satisfying to take them in for recycling rather than throwing them out, but it also made me think about how much plastic we still use, and how I can work on changing that. There are so many things that come in plastic bottles! I’m still going to work on it, but meanwhile I’ll keep on saving those caps.

Oh and yes, I did make an unplanned purchase of lipstick while I was at the Aveda store. How could I resist?

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3 Responses to “Cap recycling, revisited”

  1. Marilyn Says:

    Ever since you posted that Aveda takes plastic caps, I’ve been collecting and taking them in! You are so right—alot accumulates. But now I feel a little better that I’m recycling them…:)

  2. Jessica Says:

    Will any Aveda store take any bottle caps? Like Orange Juice caps and milk? Or just beauty product caps?


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