WEEKLY UPDATES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR OUR COMMUNITY
On our Rabbit Recycling instagram you'll find that we're always striving to give our customers and partners a look into what we do.
Among these posts are our various informational series, Rabbit Reminders, Did You Know? and Partner Spotlight.
These posts are reproduced below, have a look at what we're doing, we know you'll learn something about the recycling process!
DID YOU KNOW?
Rabbit Recycling's #DidYouKnow series will focus on the interesting things about the #recycling process that our staff has had the opportunity to learn. We're happy to share them all with you! ♻️•♻️•♻️•♻️•♻️•♻️•♻️•♻️•♻️•♻️
Today we're looking at resealable #coffee bags! Showcasing the deconstruction process and individual components- from the exterior shell of foil lined soft plastic, the metal twist tie that keeps the bag sealed, to the de-gassing valve of number 2 plastic.
#rabbitrecycling is back with #didyouknow number 2! Today we're looking at part of the recycling process for candles. 🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯
It was actually @bottleunderground who clued us in to using a crock pot to melt our excess wax!
We're back with a #DidYouKnow SOFT PLASTICS - Swipe to see how we can tell whats what!
They don't have a ♻️1️⃣ on them, and industrial polymer #recycling requires all the plastic being melted down and re-extruded to be of the same type. So how do we determine that, and sort accordingly?
The answer is tactile and tensile - How does it feel in your hands? Does it have a stretchy give or split right open?
Is it's surface dull or reflective? There are three categories these soft plastics are sorted into at our shop
• Foil-Lined: These are dual-layered items, usually bags, that have a plastic exterior and a metallic interior.
The foil layer keeps certain goods from sticking to the bag.
• #2 or #4: With a broad range of applications, from a standard plastic grocery or bread bag, to a padded shipping envelope.
If a bag wants to stretch and deform before it tears, it's a #2 or #4
• #5 or #7: Significantly more rigid than the other types, but still malleable enough to be a bag.
Items like these will tear right open when force is applied, if it splits with no give at all, it's a #5 or #7
Occasionally we receive materials that we are unable to classify with these methods.
We send these items to be laboratory tested, to know for sure what their polymer content is.
We're so excited to share our first #partnerspotlight with you! At #rabbitrecycling we partner with organizations and artists in the greater #philladelphia area, providing them with the supplies they need and redirecting useful materials back into the community! It's one of the ways your collections are #reused not recycled!
Today we're spotlighting @rondeepuppets -to which we provide a multitude of textile material, such as fabric batting, soft foam, polyfill etc!
Located just outside of Philadelphia at Booth's Corner Farmers Market, RonDee Productions is a full service fabrication studio, focused on creating custom puppets, costumes and soft props and is the creator of the RONSTER! RONSTER puppets are focused on mental health-related themes and they're perfect for teaching anyone with the power of puppetry. If you're looking for customizable puppets styles for all ages, look no further than RonDee Productions.
Sustainability is an extremely important factor in our fabrication method and each style of puppet in our RONSTER line is made up of 10%-30% recycled materials. Whether you're looking for a way to amaze kids or adults alike, RonDee Productions is ready to help you. You don't want to miss these whimsical and eco-friendly puppets! Check out their site www.rondeeproductions.com and grab a RONSTER today!
We're back again with our next #partnerspotlight ! Today we have our friends @playbrary
The Playbrary is a loose parts library that has disposable and reusable parts for play. They have diverted 1200 lbs from the waste stream in just a few short months! Check them out at www.play-brary.org
Because their mission incorporates all kinds if materials, what we supply to them is varied and wide-ranging.
Introducing a new series of infographics from us at Rabbit Recycling! #RabbitReminders will give our community quick informative bites about our service, where it all goes and how you can help us help you recycle better!
Our first installment is our Usage Guidelines! Containing abridged versions if our Accepted Materials and Cleaning Guidelines. Find the full resources at our newly designed website
Today’s #RabbitReminder is all about bins and buckets! Don’t forget, if you have materials you are setting out that don’t fit in one of our containers, email us to let us know so we don’t leave anything behind. And keep our staff in mind when you’re loading up your bins with heavy materials. We’re strong 💪 but even we have limits!
Another week, another reminder! 🧐 Today we are doing a deep dive on common hazardous materials that people put in their bins that we cannot accept. Please recycle all of your smoke alarms, glow sticks, pressurized canisters, and chemicals through Philadelphia’s hazardous waste collection days. Swipe to the last slide to find details on where and when to drop them off! Thanks for working with us to keep our staff safe while materials are disposed of properly ✅