Plastic recycling is hard. It’s time we all admitted it. It’s not as easy as just tossing your plastic into the right bin. Most people end up with a lot of plastic just from grocery shopping and not all of these can be recycled. This handy guide will let you know what can and can’t be recycled.
Recycling is a process that is handled by machines. Things like cling wrap and plastic bags can’t be recycled by most places because they get all caught up in the gears. Small plastic items have a similar issue and are usually just best to toss. Anything that has a coating like chip bags also should be binned.
Most plastic bottles can be recycled and the system was actually made to handle these so rinse them out and put them in the bin. Condiment, drinks, and even hygiene items like soap can all be recycled. If you want to reduce your plastic waste, the best thing is to buy less of it rather than figure out what to do with it after the fact. Check out the website to get some guidance on recycling.