I am very happy that our city is recycling on a much more proactive basis - we have a separate bin. The instructions of what can go in there is pretty complicated. I keep asking Steve, okay can 'this' go in the bin ... their list of instructions and approved items is a little confusing and they pick up on odd weeks ... or is it even?! I love my 'going green' bag from Guide Dogs for the Blind gift shop .. It feels good to carry it in my purse and tell them at Ann Taylor -- I don't need a bag - who would of thought I could be helping the planet while shopping at Ann Taylor!