11 Jul '11, 10am

Here's an interesting idea: Are shopping carts recyclable? What happens to them once they're retired?

Here's an interesting idea: Are shopping carts recyclable? What happens to them once they're retired?

Old shopping carts can be repaired and refurbished to extend their useful lives or recycled into new metal or plastic products. Photo: Creative Commons, Nino Barbieri It’s not something you think of when you’re navigating a shopping cart through the aisles of your favorite store, but what happens to shopping carts when they’re old, rusted and no longer usable? Recycling metal carts seems like a no-brainer, but what happens to the plastic ones? Chris Nelson, owner and vice president of The Peggs Company , says his company has been keeping these bulky items out of the landfill for years, recycling both metal and plastic shopping carts, in addition to selling new carts. The Riverside, Calif.-based company works nationally with major retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart and Kmart. The most economical – and environmental – way to handle old shopping carts is to repair and refurbi...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/07/11/recycling-shopping-ca...

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