You may be surprised, but you can recycle a lot more than you think. If you are new to recycling , this infographic will help guide you on the basics of recycling and how it helps our environment and the economy.
Recycling 101: A primer from First Choice Power
- Learn when plastics are recycled in your area.
- Cleaner is greener.
- No matter the ink content, nearly all paper can be recycled.
- Most metal can be recycled.
- You can recycle more than you think – especially consumer electronics and packaging.
Understand The Basics Of Recycling
If a plastic can be recycled, it’s marked with a specific symbol and number. Learn which plastics are recycled in your area. Dirty recyclables can ruin an entire group of products being processed at a plant. Rinse items when sorting them at home.
Nearly all paper can be recycled – no matter the ink content – but it can’t be dirtied by food, like pizza boxes and take out- containers. Most metal can be recycled, through brass, copper, and large items need to go to a scrap yard for processing, not your local recycling center.
The scrap and recycling industries employ nearly 500,000 people in America alone. Job opportunities includes processing, collection, research, and more. You can recycle more than you think – especially consumer electronics and packaging. Look before you to toss!
Start recycling today! Motivate your friends and family to start recycling and help make a difference.