Recycling in West Berkshire with Jana Karst / Home Cleaning/ Dishwasher Recycling Schemes

     I remember that last time I had promised to talk about the Baby food recycling program. However, due to the current situation there has been increase requirement to recycle single use gloves. In the Spontex Glove TerraCycle program I can recycle any brand of disposable gloves made of latex, polyethylene, Vynil and nitrile.

     What isn’t accepted is any reusable gloves such as marigolds made from rubber. Neither I can take gloves which are unhygienic or were used in mixing chemicals. I do not want to be exposed to either bodily fluids or chemicals.

     Why I decided to talk of the single use gloves scheme? Its been noted by a care home for the elderly that boxes of single use gloves went missing. After investigation they noted that they always disappear on Thursdays and at the same time one of their residents, Karen, also is missing till the early hours of the morning.

     Finally, after some many months of investigation its been identified that Karen moonlighted as a ‘Prostate check-up’ nurse and visited homes of single males (no matter the age) to perform prostate check-ups.

     So please should anyone come to your door, flexes her glove covered fingers and says ‘Drop your boxers tiger’; do not assume it’s a nurse. I confirm on behalf of any NHS staff that they would not prompt their patients in such way.

    Now, I need to go of to do some more recycling. I did get a large bag full of single use gloves to recycle. I just hope they aren’t Karen’s….

.Karst (#jkarstauthor; #littleberkshirewomble)

J. Karst Journey through Recycling in West Berkshire: Week 6

  ‘Welcome to the new edition of this Community Newsletter. Let me introduce myself. I am a full-time working mum of 2 boys and a freshly published novelist of ‘The Ninth Cross’ by my pen name J. Karst. Every single day I also try to do the little bit I can in saving the environment for future generations.’

     Its shocking how quickly the time goes. Its already one week ago since I told you about the lovely TerraCycle Beauty program. Today, I am here to talk about another program and that’s the home cleaning product / dishwasher products recycling scheme.

     It’s not one program but two. One is called the ‘Air and Home Scheme’ and the other is the ‘RB recycling scheme’. For those keen to help, if you can separate per scheme, it that would be helpful. I do understand if you rather keep them together as it’s hard to remember what belongs to which scheme.

     The RB Hygiene home recycling scheme takes the following waste – any fragrance plastic sleeves, stain remover powder packaging, home cleaning wipe packaging (NOT THE WIPES), any cleaning product refill packaging, dishwasher cleaner and freshener outer packaging, dishwashing salt bags and any dishwashing tablet packaging.

     The Air and home and laundry program takes any plastic air freshener containers and their plastic caps and any plastic car air fresheners plug ins (not the glass), wipes packaging is also accepted under this program as its on RB hygiene scheme as well as tinted rigid plastic tubs used for home cleaning. As well as the RB program washing tablet capsule packaging is taken under this scheme with the dishwasher tablet packaging. Under this scheme I also take the pumps from top of cleaning product spray bottles.

     So now you can recycle so much more of your cleaning products without feeling the guilt of using more in these strange times. In summary, Margaret can still wipe her chihuahua buttocks with disinfectant wipes to protect herself from Corona, but she probably will need protection against itchy bum Tiggie’s canines.

     Next time we talk about the EllaCycle baby food recycling program.

  1. Karst (#jkarstauthor; #littleberkshirewomble)

J. Karst journey through Recycling in West Berkshire

     ‘Welcome to the new edition of this Community Newsletter. Let me introduce myself. I am a full-time working mum of 2 boys and a freshly published novelist of ‘The Ninth Cross’ by my pen name J. Karst. Every single day I also try to do the little bit I can in saving the environment for future generations.’

     Its shocking how quickly the time goes. Its already one week ago since I told you about the lovely TerraCycle Beauty program. Today, I am here to talk about another program and that’s the home cleaning product / dishwasher products recycling scheme.

     It’s not one program but two. One is called the ‘Air and Home Scheme’ and the other is the ‘RB recycling scheme’. For those keen to help, if you can separate per scheme, it that would be helpful. I do understand if you rather keep them together as it’s hard to remember what belongs to which scheme.

     The RB Hygiene home recycling scheme takes the following waste – any fragrance plastic sleeves, stain remover powder packaging, home cleaning wipe packaging (NOT THE WIPES), any cleaning product refill packaging, dishwasher cleaner and freshener outer packaging, dishwashing salt bags and any dishwashing tablet packaging.

     The Air and home and laundry program takes any plastic air freshener containers and their plastic caps and any plastic car air fresheners plug ins (not the glass), wipes packaging is also accepted under this program as its on RB hygiene scheme as well as tinted rigid plastic tubs used for home cleaning. As well as the RB program washing tablet capsule packaging is taken under this scheme with the dishwasher tablet packaging. Under this scheme I also take the pumps from top of cleaning product spray bottles.

     So now you can recycle so much more of your cleaning products without feeling the guilt of using more in these strange times. In summary, Margaret can still wipe her chihuahua buttocks with disinfectant wipes to protect herself from Corona, but she probably will need protection against itchy bum Tiggie’s canines.

     Next time we talk about the EllaCycle baby food recycling program.

  1. Karst (#jkarstauthor; #littleberkshirewomble)