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"Joseph said the city should have focused more on contamination from the outset, better educating the public to keep items such as greasy pizza boxes and dirty peanut butter jars out of the recycling.

"There's a cost to putting the garbage in the recycling because it costs more to process it and pull it out,' Joseph said. "We obviously want to tell you what you should and shouldn't recycle. But for the folks who are just blatantly disregarding that, there needs to be level of enforcement that comes along with that."


https://abc11.com/business/raleigh-extends-recycling-contract-while-avoiding-rate-hike/5707881/

11/20/2019 12:22:47 AM

FroshKiller
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Aluminum cans, glass & plastic bottles, most cartons, cardboard & cardstock of all sorts (but never anything with food on it), most paper, and all junk mail.

11/20/2019 6:29:22 AM

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I try to recycle everything that I can. I make sure to wash all of the plastics that used to have food.

11/20/2019 9:27:53 AM

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Does anybody know what happens with the plastic that is "recycled" around the triangle? Sounds like only certain types should be put in the recycling and the bad types just end up in the landfill anyway? Wonder if cardboard we recycle actually gets recycled here too...

11/20/2019 12:31:25 PM

thegoodlife3
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if you don’t know if something is recyclable or not, throw it away

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always look for the logo before recycling

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never throw any kind of plastic bag in the recycling

[Edited on November 20, 2019 at 12:56 PM. Reason : .]

11/20/2019 12:53:31 PM

justinh524
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i intentionally put unrecyclable things in the recycling because i hate the earth.

11/20/2019 3:02:01 PM

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Seems on-brand for u

11/20/2019 5:12:40 PM

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11/20/2019 6:41:19 PM

justinh524
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i also go into grocery stores and remove all the labels from canned food.

11/20/2019 6:55:45 PM

A Tanzarian
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Is this a can of Vienna sausage or deviled ham?

11/20/2019 7:05:30 PM

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Condoms and toilet paper

11/20/2019 7:14:26 PM

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Used condoms are the only condoms I buy.

11/20/2019 8:30:51 PM

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N Texas takes a much more laissez faire approach to recycling. Honestly kind of annoying. Businesses aint gotta do shit, residents either. I’d much rather have more robust recycling regimen, if that effort was facilitated. In NC, it was better

11/21/2019 12:22:03 AM

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If it's vaguely cardboard, plastic, or metal, it goes in the recycling bin. I figure i'm creating jobs by having someone else figure out what's actually supposed to be in there...

11/21/2019 12:33:37 AM

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"I figure i'm creating jobs by having someone else figure out what's actually supposed to be in there..."


that's my rationale when i intentionally litter as much as i can. society needs roadside custodians, too.

11/21/2019 1:14:08 AM

StTexan
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^hahahahahahha

11/21/2019 1:16:35 AM

wdprice3
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jokes

11/23/2019 9:05:04 PM

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https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/09/20/how-to-recycle-plastic


Here are some tips for recycling and avoiding plastic from a former EPA official:

?? Only recycle No. 1, No. 2 or No. 5 plastics
?? Replace Tupperware with glass containers
?? Avoid black plastic — it's made from recycled electronic waste

[Edited on January 21, 2020 at 10:45 AM. Reason : ]

1/21/2020 10:44:12 AM

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I made a thread about this a while back, but sometimes I walk around Walmart in awe of all the plastic that I see that will eventually end up in a landfill or busted in pieces somewhere on a country roadside. Even if a majority of it is recycled...so much plastic. And then multiply what I see by all the Walmarts, Targets, BJ's, Costcos, and grocery stores....its overwhelming.

1/21/2020 12:15:07 PM

PaulISdead
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Jokes

1/21/2020 7:39:32 PM

justinh524
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yep, plastic is the one single thing that is going to fuck this planet all to fucking hell.

1/21/2020 8:35:38 PM

BubbleBobble
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the people who deal with the recycling business can determine if it gets thrown in the garbage, what's the problem here?

1/21/2020 8:45:31 PM

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https://www.npr.org/local/305/2020/02/03/802234307/most-local-glass-isn-t-recycled-northern-virginia-jurisdictions-are-changing-that

2/3/2020 9:58:07 PM

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Used boxers

2/4/2020 6:37:58 AM

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SURPRISE SURPRISE

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/31/822597631/plastic-wars-three-takeaways-from-the-fight-over-the-future-of-plastics?ft=nprml&f=1001

4/1/2020 2:11:43 PM

The Coz
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I mainly recycle greasy pizza boxes and dirty peanut butter jars.

4/1/2020 4:47:08 PM

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