Saturday, February 19, 2011

do more cycling and recycling

Arlington County has recently expanded recycling requirements for business and multi-family residences.  Under these new regulations, business and multi-family homes must offer customers and residents opportunities to recycle:
  • Mixed paper (including junk mail, cardboard, office paper, and food boxes)
  • Metal cans
  • Glass food and beverage containers
  • Aluminum
  • Plastic
  • Metal items
Unlike DC, Arlington does not have a five-cent plastic bag tax.  But here in Rosslyn, fashion matters more than five cents.  Plastic grocery bags are dull.  Rosslyn residents should carry home their groceries with more style.

The above stylish grocery bag was a gift from my wonderful cousin. She had an extra, so she gave it to me.  Gift-giving is an excellent form of recycling.  This re-usable grocery bag even has bicycles on it.  That's a nice reminder: don't stop at just recycling.  Get into cycling, too!

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