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Why you're recycling wrong I VOX

Discussion in 'Geography' started by AndrewvanZyl, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    People try to recycle everything. Waste management workers routinely find bowling balls, batteries, Christmas lights, animal carcasses, even dirty diapers. In 2018, about 25% of items that Americans tried to recycle were actually non-recyclable trash, known as "contamination." The more contamination that enters recycling plants, the more likely a waste management company will simply send the entire haul, including items that could be recycled, to a landfill.

     

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