For the eco-minded consumer:
Decipher the codes. Aid the planet.
Part of the PlanetOnward product line & initiative.
Give back to the planet by purchasing the digital recycle symbol files on Etsy and spread the knowledge!
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When it comes to plastic, just because there is a recycle symbol, it does not necessarily mean the item is recyclable. Not enough instruction and knowledge has been spread about how to properly recycle. As a consequence, 91% of plastic is not getting recycled! (source)
In an effort to spread awareness and encourage eco-mindfulness, below is a breakdown of what kinds of plastics can and cannot be recycled. I also had the fun opportunity to run around my house to see how many of each plastics I could find. The exercise itself (figuratively and literally me running around) is a serious reality check of how much plastic is in our everyday lives.
Remember: Gotta Be Clean To Be Green!
Uncleaned plastic (i.e. leftover food or drink) can cause contamination and end up sorting your recycling efforts into a landfill. Make sure to rinse out those bottles before you start sorting them into recycling! Don’t let your recycling efforts go to waste!
Hope this page has helped you, even just a little bit, be a little more mindful when you come across any plastic! Thank you for sharing the same mindset to preserve this little blue planet we call home. Together let's keep this planet moving onward!