Thursday, May 31, 2007

Evelyn the Envelope

Always interested in proper recycling etiquette, I recently emailed Seattle's expert on recycling (who also happens to be a cartoon character) about carbon copy papers. Here is our communication. Note that it only took a couple of days to hear back from 'her.'
Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 12:48:53 -0700
From: Ask evelyn SPU
To: Thomas Edwin Robey
Subject:
Re: NCR paper/ carbonless paper

Yes, you can call me Eve, but you cannot recycle these
items. They belong in the garbage.
Thank you Thomas!

For FREE monthly e-mail updates on conservation tips,
events and activities happening around Seattle, visit:
www.seattle.gov/lists/curbwaste.htm to subscribe to
Curb Waste E-News.

>>> Thomas Edwin Robey 5/29/2007 2:45 PM >>>
Yo Evelyn,

May I call you Eve?

Can the yellow carbon copy paper from receipts and phone
message records be recycled in Seattle?

Thanks!

Thomas Edwin Robey
MSTP Bioengineering Student
University of Washington
206.616.8684 (lab)
Make sure you recycle right!

1 comment:

gecko said...

Wow, I didn't realize this! I've been recycling WRONG!