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Entries Tagged as 'Plastics Recycling'

Why tub lids can’t go into the curbside recycling

April 3rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · Plastics Recycling, Recycling

In my last post, I gave the example of TUB LIDS and promised you answers. I know you’ve been wondering this for your whole recycling life: If tubs YES, why lids NO? The first thing that happens to all the collected stuff, as soon as it is entered into the mechanized sorting system of the […]

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Is your plastic rejected by curbside trash collectors? Don’t worry, it’s not about you.

March 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Plastics Recycling, Recycling, Trash Disposal

As we learned in my last post, if the recycling plant can’t sell it, they don’t want it. Why would they? So if they’re saying “NO, we don’t take x, y, and z,” it’s not because they’re being uncooperative. It’s because there’s no stable market for it. Key word: stable. They can’t take a plastic for […]

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That little recyling symbol: what does it really mean?

March 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Manufacturing, Plastics Recycling, Recycling

On plastics, you’ll see a little number in the middle of it. What that number means is a topic for a future post. It’s not what you’d think, and it’s kind of complicated. The good news is there’s only one key thing to remember:  “Just because something is recyclable SOMEWHERE, doesn’t mean it’s recyclable where […]

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