Recycling Plastics by the Numbers

| 9/16/2011 6:40:19 AM

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One, two, buckle my shoe.

Three, four, shut the door.

Five, six, you can’t recycle this!

When it comes to recycling plastics, the numbers can sometimes be misleading or confusing.  Since plastics are everywhere, it’s important to be able to quickly decipher how and where to recycle your plastic bread bag, yogurt cup or ketchup bottle!

Just because there are chasing arrows on a package does not mean that it can be recycled (it’s misleading and unfortunate). The best we can do is to try to avoid plastics that are not easy to recycle (or can’t be recycled at all) and get vocal to companies to put their products in greener and more sustainable packaging!