Now, recycling isn’t as simple as throwing all your recyclables into a bin and letting your recycling collector pick it up. So-called “single stream recycling”, or throwing all the recyclables into one bin without having to separate them, is convenient, but it results in less material actually being recycled. Roughly 25 percent of what we try to recycle is too contaminated to be able to be recycled, according to the National Waste and Recycling Association.
Recycling can often be tricky, but if you follow the advice above, then you will help ensure that more of your items will be recycled. Reducing, reusing, and recycling matter for both the planet and its people!