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Thanks to the above contributer they show me I am not alone in my quest to save the planet!!


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It seems there's no answer for totally worn out leather shoes. I'm penalised for wearing the same shoes for 10 years. Recycling everything is draining all my energy! Surely there's a spiritual lesson to be learned here?


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Since the original poster is in Vancouver, British Columbia, here is a response to this same question from the Recycling Council of British Columbia (Hotline@rcbc.ca) Summary: Rinse and remove grease soaked portions (garbage) before placing in the Blue Bin. That container you have is a tricky item to deal with. Since it is product packaging, it is ...


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If the goal is sustainability and I can only choose one, I'd choose aluminum. Aluminum is relatively cost-effective to recycle and doesn't decompose on its own. Paper is middling efficient to recycle, and decomposes on its own — eventually. Plastic is relatively inefficient to recycle, and also doesn't decompose much on its own — which means we should avoid ...


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