New service helps consumers cut down on plastics

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  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • The EPA says only about 9% of the plastics created in the U.S. actually gets recycled. CBS News' Meg Oliver reports from Langhorne, Pennsylvania, on how one company is trying to provide a more long-term solution.

Comments • 20

  • Joey W
    Joey W Month ago

    Why recycling plants wtf

  • Mike Btrfld
    Mike Btrfld Month ago

    Plastic shoes and plastic hat. And you think you know where it's at? -Frank Zappa.

  • Sergio R********
    Sergio R******** Month ago +1

    I can totally see people keeping those metal containers 😂

    • J. Smart
      J. Smart Month ago

      Sergio R******** You pay a $2.50 deposit for each one.

  • Total Control 871
    Total Control 871 Month ago

    this will be another one of those live fast Die Hard green trending....things

  • Jennifer Wayans
    Jennifer Wayans Month ago

    ✔🌏 Great Idea indeed
    Hope they do well

  • First Last
    First Last Month ago

    More nanny state BS.

  • Up Greyedd
    Up Greyedd Month ago +2

    I'd love to purchase my drugs in a reusable container. Your move dope men.

  • AppleTree
    AppleTree Month ago +1

    The US needs to recycle more and it needs to be easy for people. I live now in Germany, for 20 years, and here, recycling is very easy and normal. By that, I mean, you don't have to go out of your way really to fo it. Here is what is done : you have a garbage day, once every two weeks, where the garbage companies collect the black can (house waste that mostly can't be recycled into one of the other containers) and the brown can (all organic waste possible- food scraps, plant cuttings, cat litter etc) on the same day, twice a month. The week after each brown and black can day, come the "yellow bags" which contain all of your platics, light metals such as aluminum cans and foil etc) and once a month a very large bin is collected contsing all of, your paper waste. If you have more paper waste, there are containers every few blocks from where most people live to get rid of it and there, you can also relieve yourself of all of your glass garbage and extra clothing, to be recycled or given away. It takes some mental adjustment, but, everybody does it and it is not only not bothersome, but a great relief because, I never have overflowing garbage. I csn put out ay many yellow sacks as I want to. Space is limited with house and organic though, do we hsve ouf own composter. I just thought you might like to read sbout a recycling system in a country which is not destitute, and thst works.

  • Keto Kyah
    Keto Kyah Month ago +1

    Maybe if humans began to make products naturally again as we did in the stone age we wouldnt have this plastic problem. Spoons can be made from seashells tied to sticks. Bowls, plates, jars and vases can be made molded from natural clay from the earth and heated over fire. Cups can be made from coconuts and gourds. There was no stupid plastic in the stone age.
    Lol now make everything from metals and ship/send them back and forth making higher carbon footprint lol wtf is this suppose to be? The future where everything is made of chrome like the cartoons lol?

  • Joseph D. Escribano

    👍

  • jessica wang
    jessica wang Month ago

    Great job 👍🙏❤️

  • janewright315
    janewright315 Month ago +7

    People also just need to buy less junk. Crap like easter and valentine's day trash needs to go the way of the dodo.

  • Make Racists Afraid Again

    I take one can of garbage out to the curb once every three weeks. Our paper and containers go out for recycling every other week.
    Everything else goes in the compost bins.
    We put very little into the landfill.
    We grow a lot of food (in the city) and that compost comes in handy.

  • ᴅᴇᴀʀ ᴍʀ. ɪꜱᴀɪᴀʜ ᴅᴇʀɪɴɢᴇʀ;

    Let's be clear here. The milkman needs a comeback.