31 August 2009

Recycling: Tip and Caution

Our city recently began recycling, and so I jumped on the bandwagon because hey, I care. One small thing that annoys me is picking the staples out of the unsolicited mini-magazines when I don't have a staple remover. However, I have solved this dilemma by ripping the magazines in half along the creases so that the staples fall right off.


A word of caution—make sure you don't accidentally rip in half or throw away something extremely important:
I really don't know how we have lived without resin statues of dwarves dressed as scouts up to this point.

7 comments:

Angie Lewis said...

Wow, do you really have to pull out the staples? I'm pretty sure my parents don't have to do that for their recycling... And as for the gnomes/dwarves - those are awesome. A side note: guess who is currently attending my ward?! Annette and Dan... it's such a small world!

msjvd said...

I love to recycle! Cuts way down on how many times per week I have to open the REAL (fly-infested, stinky!) garbage bin if you dump everything possible in the recycling bin. Much less smellificationess.

potsandpins said...

Only in Utah would you get a flyer for resin scouts...seriously! Just one of the many reasons I STILL LOVE UTAH!

myimaginaryblog said...

Angie's right; unless your recycling is different from what we have here, you don't have to pull out staples. You also don't have to remove the clear plastic windows from business envelopes.

We can only recycle #1 and #2 plastics so for years I've just been saving all my grocery bags (yeah I should use reusable ones but never got around to that & now that I finally got some Ikea ones I keep forgetting to use them) but anyway about three weeks ago my sister showed me that most grocery bags have the little 2 in a triangle on them. DUH! It was nice to learn, even if a few years late.

Lori said...

The dwarves and gnomes always creep me out a little, but Kevin wants a lawn gnome for some reason. Maybe it's because of the Corner Gas episode....

Anonymous said...

You know, Jen, you may laugh at that gnome dressed as a scout, but that very resin-cast-statue may prove someday to be the excellent example that gets Henry all the way to his Eagle Scout Award.

And further, it may stand as a triumphant symbol against discrimination... of accepting and being tolerant of all kinds of people... even bearded, short, elderly, misshapen ones.

I think which such great symbolism, you really can't help but see the importance of having such an item represented in your household. Order it immediately, I say!

The Rookie said...

After renting "Crazy Pat's" basement for 2 1/2 years, I'm a bit disturbed just by hearing the word "gnome." Seriously, her garden was infested with such items.