Are You Ready For The Fall Yard Cleanup?

It’s halfway through September already. We’ve reluctantly let go of summer, the kids are back in school, and in most parts of the country, the weather has turned. The changing of the seasons is always most noticeable out in our own backyards. The luxurious summer growth is over, and to keep everything from looking a bit dead and sad, a concerted cleanup effort is required. Here’s our list of absolutely essential Fall yard cleanup tasks: Continue reading

What’s Wrong With The Recycling System

As you know, all of us here at Plastic Place are big on recycling. Recycling is great for the environment, it’s good for the economy, and there’s even something a bit magical about it: recycling delivers on the promise of alchemy, turning something worthless into something valuable.The benefits are so great that we’re surprised recycling isn’t universal yet. In fact, it’s not even close. Even now, in 2015, plenty of people just chuck everything into the same landfill-bound bag and call it a day. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, while an estimated 75% of waste is recyclable, in the USA only about 30% makes it to the recycling plant. Continue reading