5-4-3-2-1. Rolling...tour Southface with Tom of Greenshortz as he lists his top 11 highlights of cool things at Southface. If you are into the Green Built, then make Southface a list on your places to visit if you are in Atlanta. Green Building isn't only happening on the West Coast but it's also happening in downtown Atlanta in a big way!
Does it seem like plastic shopping bags multiply in the dark corners of your pantry? Globally, we consume nearly a trillion single use plastic bags every year. Yes, that's 1,000,000,000,000,000 bags. Yikes! And we "consume" versus "use" these bags, as most of them are only used once and then tossed. But, they can be recycled. Bags aren't alone. There is a whole category of thin plastic that can be captured and returned to to resource stream. And this group of oil-based products is referred to a "film." A large portion of this film can be recycled together with plastic grocery bags at your local supermarket. This videos shows you can be a recycling superstar by expanding your efforts to include film. Are you ready for your close-up?
Your personal recycling efforts don't have to be limited to what you put in the curbside bin. It is important to know what is on that list...what can go in the bin. But, there are many additional items that can, and should, be recycled. They just have their own stream--or method of capture and remanufacture. You can join the ranks of the recycling superstars, by learning about these alternate streams and diverting items from your trash can and the landfill into a better life as a reusable resource. Watch this video to learn about six alternative recycling streams that you can incorporate into your recycling efforts.
Greenshortz bets if we all looked around the house, we'd find an assortment of dead or dying batteries. And we may wonder what to do with them once their life is over. Because of the sometimes toxic nature of the metals and chemicals that makes batteries work, it is vital that they be disposed of or recycled properly. But, there is one type of battery that can just be tossed in the trash. Watch this video to find out and walk through the recycling process.