Join Keith and Mollie to learn about new ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle everything. Well, okay, maybe not everything. There might be a couple things you want to hold on to. But other than those, this podcast will help you discover new ways to eliminate waste, new environmentally friendly products, and new ideas for managing recycling without recycling your sanity in the process. And the best part: we have fun while we do it. Why? Because recycling is fun! Join us, and make sure to check out the website and contribute your own questions and show topic suggestions at romewasnotrecycledinaday.com.
Episode 14: Recycling You Can Sit On
Ever think about all of the plastic lids and caps that get thrown out instead of being recycled? If you’ve been losing sleep over them, or even if you haven’t, don’t worry. In fact, that’s what Keith and Mollie talk about today. We can’t help with your sleep patterns, but we might be able to help you with recycling caps and lids. Some environmentally-minded young ladies from a local elementary school are doing a project with Green Tree Plastics and the ABC Promise Partnership to turn those lids and caps into something useful instead of just something in the landfill. Check it out to learn what they’re doing and how you can get involved.
Episode 13: How Many Lightbulbs Does it Take to Change a Person?
Lightbulbs are everywhere, but we usually don’t think much about them until they burn out. When that happens, what do you do with the old one? While you’re stumbling around in the dark trying to figure that out, why not join Keith and Mollie to explore how to keep those old lightbulbs out of the garbage? Learn if LED bulbs really are as great as people say they are, and discover a few new resources for recycling bulbs like RecycleABulb.com. And, of course, check our resources page for more ideas.
Episode 12: Hit a Home Run for the Environment… Obviously
As the World Series gets underway and this year’s baseball season draws to a close, Keith and Mollie make one last trip to the ballpark. But what’s this? Broken bats? Old gloves? And don’t even get us started on the concession stand. On this episode, return guests George and Ben come back to help sort through the recycling that can happen at the baseball stadium. Learn about a great sports equipment recycling box from our friends at Terracycle, how RecycleNation is making a fashion statement with old baseball gloves, and a lot more. And if you finish this episode and are wanting extra innings, check out our recycling resources page for even more ideas.
Episode 11: Take my Stuff, Leave my Ping-Pong Table
Got a pile of things that you need to get rid of but that you know can’t go in the garbage? We’ve all got old electronics, dead batteries, and other things that we’ve been told shouldn’t go in the landfill. You could try throwing those things in your neighbor’s garbage can and run while nobody’s looking, or you can check out the ideas from this episode. Since most of these puzzling items often get stashed in the garage, Keith and Mollie have brought George back for more help straightening up the garage. Join us to learn how to safely get rid of some of these tough items and stay on your neighbor’s good side.
Episode 10: In the Garage With George
Got a garage full of junk? No, we’re not talking about your car. That’s a different podcast altogether. But for most of us, the garage is a convenient place for common household items to disappear to. The problem is they only get as far as the garage in their disappearing act. On this episode, Keith and Mollie are joined by their friend, George, to help sort through the garage clutter. If you’re wondering what to do with that stack of cardboard boxes or pile of empty paint cans, check it out. Maybe you can even listen while you work on that car repair project you need to get to?
Episode 9: Trust Your Crazy Idea
Sometimes, it’s the crazy ideas that end up making the biggest splash. Today, Keith and Mollie are joined again by Mary Liz Ingram of the Clean Up Project USA, a resource that grew out of her family’s crazy idea to try going 40 days without any disposable plastic products. If you listened to the last episode and went away thinking it sounded like a crazy idea, or maybe an intriguing idea, then you’re in for a treat this week. Listen to learn more about why Mary Liz started the Clean Up Project, and get her suggestions of how you might start your own plastic-free journey one step at a time. To learn more, check out the Clean Up Project website or follow Mary Liz on Facebook and Instagram. You can also check out Mary Liz’s appearance on the This One Good Life podcast and her bi-weekly commentary on Alabama Public Radio, Living With Less Plastic.
Very informative and fun!
Keith and Mollie have fun while raising our awareness of recycling, with suggestions of howwhatwhy we should begin.