Ever thought about what happens to all the plastic gift cards we give and receive over the holidays? You might think twice about getting someone a plastic gift card this year… but first check this out: A few places around the country are now collecting those old plastic gift cards and volunteers are sending them to Earthworks who sees the plastic is recycled into new cards. Rodd Gilbert ‘s company Earthworks System LLC collects that polyvinyl chloride scrap and has it shredded and pressed into plastic sheets to be resued (a green circular logo identifies cards made with Earthworks plastic). Schools, local stores, and even some bookstores are now amoung the places collecting these cards... maybe some libraries would consider this idea too?
Happy New Year 2008… a year to start Going Green? January 3, 2008
Welcome to a new blog – Going Green @ Your Library! My goal for this blog is to create short posts with links to “green” ideas, practices, tools, resources, companies, and techniques to help libraries and librarians become more environmentally friendly. Some ideas can even save or raise money for the library. I’d love to hear any comments and ideas you might have to share.