Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Thinking Green year-'round. Week One: Glass jars and bottles
Each week, I'd like to post about an item that could be kept out of the landfills; or an issue that could be resolved with a more environmentally-friendly approach. I want your opinion on this because Earth Day shouldn't happen just once a year. BTW..... sorry about the blurry image.
This week, let's talk about glass jars and bottles. My city doesn't recycle these. I don't know why. I buy Classico-brand spaghetti sauce for our dinners. We love the Sweet Tomato and Basil flavor. Granted, I could buy canned spaghetti sauce and allow the city to recycle the can. However, we DO love this particular flavor.
So, if you are on the same boat as I am, and would prefer to keep this glass jar out of the landfill, what would you do with it to reuse it? I already have one idea in mind, but I'm curious to see what your suggestions would be. Would you use it for something practical? Something decorative? What about glass bottles? I have been re-using the Starbucks Frapuccino bottles for gifts, but what about other glass bottles? Should I just completely avoid buying glass "anything" since I can't recycle them?
I'd prefer to re-use, if possible, but I'd love to see what your suggestions would be.