apple crate via apartment therapyAs we've moved from house to house, I've gotten to see the under belly of others recycling habits. In our old house, we had two big trash cans in our pantry - both were for recycled items. In the "summer house" there was one big bin in the kitchen. At the in-laws... recyclable items go on the kitchen counter and are then taken outside once you're on your way out the door. At the besties... hold onto your big girl panties... there is NO recycling. Commence wincing now. I know. I know. I've tried to convert her, to no avail. She doesn't believe the city actually takes it to recycle centers versus the city dump. I'm trying to convince her that believing in recycling is not like believing in Santa or the Tooth Fairy - it's very real. But she stands firm in her anti-recycling ways. Her only saving grace - she's real funny about it.
Anyway, this got me to thinkin' about the recycling options out there. From the pretty to the practical.
stacked via pottery barn
divided and hidden via kitchen designs
upright and compact via ikea
divided with handles and covered via ikea
thinking outside the "bin" via the container store
on the go or outdoor events via the container store
pretty labels for the extremely organized via poppytalk
Some really great options no? As for me, I think I'll stick with simple plastic trash bins, but it's definitely time to label them "recycle" to prevent any confusions amongst our family and friends.
How about you? Do you separate your recycle goods or dump them all into one bin? Is your bin pretty or just plain practical? xo