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Our blog today will be just questions that we are most frequently asked by our customers. So, we're going to just answer a couple of those for you and that will be our blog.
Well, our customers ask us: Do we recycle solar panels?
Well, that question a no right now. Hopefully, someday, in the future, we will but, so far, they haven't found a good solution or a good way to get the silver out of these solar panels and now they're ending up in a landfill. So, they're getting broken and cadmiums and the silvers and heavy metals are all going into our landfills and seeping into our water. So, we're going to have to come up with an idea for it. So, but right now, we don't recycle solar panels.
Another one of our most asked questions is: Do you recycle plastic bottles?
Well, right now that's no. But, it's a shame that we used to do returnable bottles here years ago, even before my day, uh, working here but when I was a kid they did returnable bottles. They washed them out, glass bottles, and returned them. I would like to get them recycled because they're everywhere, and… We look into it all the time to try to find different buyers for plastic bottles. But, there's just not a market for it. Most plastic bottles are from just purified water. So, you can do that yourself, if you just have a filter at home, a pitcher filter or filter that hooks for your spigot. And, you fill yourself a glass of water and we can cut down on the amount of use of plastic bottles because they are probably the thing that people can do the most is cut down the use of plastic bottles. That's how we can help the environment, probably, the most the average person.
Well, another question people ask is, do we buy washers dryers and refrigerators?
No, we don't buy them. But you can drop them off and we can get them recycled. One thing I did take notice though, in doing this first since 1975, we used to get the washers, dryers, refrigerators, and they were all 30 40 years old. Now, we see them out front, people drop them off and they're two, three, four, five years old. So, it's a shame that appliances don't last like they used to, because in recycling, it's good they can be recycled, but if we recycle one every five years, versus one every 30 or 40 years, we help the environment a lot more by not helping melt these metals down, make new wires, and make all these products, and press all this metal out. It will save a lot of energy and workmanship. And, we can save maybe a little bit of environment, if our appliances only lasted a little bit longer!
Well, we're just talking about recycling appliances, and all, and that made me think, when I said the appliances used to last 30, 40, 50 years, that made me think, about: we had Zippo lighters back in the day and everybody had their lighter forever. You may have had your lighter for 25 years and now we buy these little plastic lighters and they're floating all over in the water and they're all in the trash and all that plastic to be used and all the oil to be used to make that plastic. So, things have changed quite a bit.
We used to have diapers here. We used to get diapers as Rags, used to come in, and there were old cloth diapers. When they got worn out, people would get rid of them as a rag. Well, one diaper might have got used a hundred, maybe even a thousand times. So, imagine that one diaper saving a thousand of them plastic diapers from going to our landfill. It's not as nice cleaning those diapers, but it can help our environment. So, the young people, that's probably one of the best things you can do is use a cloth diaper over the old the new plastic diaper.
Our next question is people want to know: Do they have to strip the wire before they bring it into us.
Well, we buy it with the insulation on it. We buy it with the insulation off. This is a piece of Romex, here, in my hand, here, with the insulation on. And this is what it looks like when it's stripped. If you strip it this will be worth about $2.80/lb. in today's price and this here would be worth $1.20/lb. So, you do make some money in stripping it but you don't have to strip it. And it ain't as good as you think it sounds because you'll lose half of the weight in the rubber. So, when you strip it you'll lose probably half of the weight. So, you don't make up all you think you're going to make up. But, we buy it both ways.
A lot of people ask if we recycle plastic bags…
[ Sound of metal cable wires We don't recycle them here. I don't know anybody else that really does except for the stores. They have a spot that you can put them in and they'll reuse them again. We used to recycle the paper bag, back in the good old days, when we took paper. So, that was very recyclable.
Well, we tried to answer some questions that were most asked here today and we think we answered a couple of them. So, that will end our blog for today.
See you next time.
We're located at 3611 Welsh Road Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19136.
Our phone numbers 215-624-2420
Hope to see you soon!
You can reach us at www.mdunnrecycling.com.
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