Things You Should Stop Recycling


We have a recycling bin at home in our effort to reduce waste. But sometimes our aspirations to recycle may cross the line and contaminate the entire pile of stuff we've tossed into our recycle bin.

It's called "wishful" recycling and if something's in that bag that shouldn't be, it could send the entire bag straight to the landfill or even break recycling equipment.

The motto should be, when in doubt, throw it out if you're not sure if it's recyclable.

Here's some things you should not recycle:

Plastic bags (really? yes!)

Pizza boxes (grease can contaminate other recyclables)

Gift wrap

Receipts

And there's plenty more. Get a full list by CLICKING ON THIS LINK

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