The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) has a program called “Message in a Bottle.” RAM will place a recycle barrel at your business and schedule vocational centers to pick up the recyclables.
Are you a business in Southwest Minneapolis? I would like to help you apply for a customer recycling barrel to capture your customer’s bottles and cans that are now thrown into the trash. These barrels would be placed near your trash containers. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will start the application process. Limited barrels are currently available so get back to me as soon as possible.
There is no cost to participating businesses, and it should save you money by reducing your trash!
If I have a choice when I travel, I try to eat at real plate restaurants. As you travel across the USA this not always possible. Subway is the only place from which I will purchase fast convenience food. They have fresh food, and most of their packaging is tolerable, except for their plastic salad bowls and ALL the plastic bags they distribute!! Yesterday, I tried to reuse my washed bowl for my Subway salad. I thought they would reuse it, but they wouldn’t. Yes, I support good health practices!! But..my reply to them was, “Then, you should be recycling these bowls!” Subway also should be recycling all the plastic bags they distribute.
We can comment to businesses we patronize that they should do more to recycle, and always choose business that have the best environmental policy.
We collect our recycles as we travel and lug them home to put in our home recycling, and we bring our own reusable dishes for hotel breakfasts.