You are asked to explore your real options in recycling five common, but not very easily recyclable, items:
Explore your real options, these may vary depending on the city where you live. Be prepared to make a few phone calls as part of your assignment. Yellow pages will be a good place to start looking for options, you can also ask your friends and colleagues or you may simply know the answer from your personal experience. If you find that a particular item is NOT recyclable where you live, check to see if it may be recyclable somewhere else in the country. What are other alternatives to putting this thing into a landfill? Produce a one page report describing your findings. Rank all the items by how easy it would be to recycle (easiest first) and comment on the ways how the situation can be improved.
- Old computer monitor (Gateway model, 1998)
- Worn-out wall-to-wall carpet from your living room (about 8 years old, synthetic)
- A dead car battery
- Yogurt containers or margarine tubs (plastic # 5 or polypropylene)
- Annual collection of National Geographic magazine (glossy paper)