Operation Recycle Plastic

Murfie’s recycling practices

Murfie can be kind of a MRF sometimes. Though not a riddle, you may feel stumped, so take a look at this Q&A to clear things up. If you’re only mildly confused, let’s skip ahead to the short version. Murfie=MRF=Materials Recycling Facility, because Murfie receives collections of CDs, then separates and recycles the unwanted plastic stuff. Unwanted?—Yes, unwanted—So stuff, plastic stuff, that I don’t want anymore?—Yeahhh—So that could mean, that must mean…—Plastic jewel cases, we bid you farewell.

Yes indeedy, we’ll help you part ways with your jewel cases. And I promise, saying goodbye is really easy:
Step 1
Request a kit, and we’ll send you a box and prepaid postage
Step 2 Round up your discs, put ’em in the box, and send it back to us
Step 3 Once we receive your kit, we’ll warehouse your CDs at our HQ
Step 4 Go Operation Recycle Plastic

So, how exactly does Murfie execute Operation Recycle Plastic? I regret that my answer cannot be more epic, but nonetheless here’s a quick breakdown of our humble recycling practices. Because municipal recycling programs typically don’t collect the type of plastic (polystyrene) that’s used in jewel case manufacturing, we partner with a local Waste Management facility to take care of the bulk quantities we accumulate. As North America’s largest recycler, Waste Management manages the recyclable plastics we drop off.

While not terribly exciting, talking about plastics recycling does have merit. Plastics are valuable as a resource. When recovered properly, recycled plastics can help make other products, which also decreases the volume of waste subject to landfills. Reduce, reuse, recycle! By the way, plastics recycling is not available in all areas, so you’ll have to check to see if recycling facilities exist in your community. Here’s one way to do so.

Next post I’ll cover the resin identification coding system. Good times, so get.excited.now.