Here are some examples of products that may be made with recycled content:
Lightweight cardboard boxes such as cereal, cracker, and shoe boxes are often made from recycled paper. Read the label.
Bath & Facial Tissue
Toilet paper and facial tissue made from recycled paper meet consumer expectations and cost about the same as or less than their non-recycled counterparts.
Plastic Bottles & Jugs
Some household cleaners, dishwashing liquids, shampoos, and other products can be found in plastic bottles with 25% or higher post-consumer recycled content. Check the label.
Paper towels with recycled content are competitive in price and performance. But don’t forget you can use a sponge or rag to do the same job!
Writing Paper & Envelopes
To-quality recycled paper, envelopes, and greeting cards are increasingly easy to find. Some designer recycled stationery is meant to look rough and unfinished, but most recycled paper looks just like the paper made directly from trees. Check the label for post-consumer recycled content. (And don’t forget to ask for recycled paper if you order printing or copying.)
Other products made from recycled materials include:
re-refined motor oil, fiberfill for sleeping bags, carpets, dog collars, shoes, pencils, recycling bins, building insulation, outdoor furniture, corrugated pipes, garden tiles, sweaters, cameras, cat litter, wallboard, tiles, and many more.
Oro Loma residents can recycle plastic containers, aluminum and steel cans, glass bottles, newspapers, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, used motor oil, yard waste and food scraps.
To find out more about Oro Loma’s recycling program, browse our recycling section or call (510) 276-4700.