Rhode Islanders may adopt the new recycling guidelines as soon as they receive in the mail the Resource Recovery brochure (and useful refrigerator magnet) says state recycling coordinator Sarah Kite. (Mark Reynolds writes all about the new system and changes to the plant itself in the Thursday ProJo.) For complete information on what’s the same, and what’s changed go to RecycleTogetherRI.org.
The biggest change is that all approved recyclables — paper, plastics, metals, glass — can now go into the same bin, either bin, as long as they are separate from the trash. No more sorting.
Another change, more plastics are recyclable: jelly jars, butter tubs, yogurt containers, shampoo bottles, and more.
One thing has not changed — no plastic bags! Those go back to the supermarket or big box store. And just stop using them. Speaking of which — hooray for the city of Los Angeles now “taking the first step toward joining nearly four dozen other California municipalities in outlawing them.” (HuffPo.)