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End Of The Week Recap: May 3rd
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By Recyclebank |

Here’s a quick recap of some key eco-living info from this past week.

When did Patagonia start selling fleece made from recycled bottles?
Though recycled, fleece and other plastic fabrics contribute to microplastic pollution.
  • 1998
  • 1993
  • 2003
  • 1975
Are batteries considered household hazardous waste?
Batteries contain corrosive materials and should be taken to a HHW drop-off point.
  • Yes
  • No
How can we minimize the ecological damage of plastic microfibers?
Synthetic fabrics, such as those found in stretchy pants and many workout garments, are known to release microplastic into the environment when washed.
  • Buy more clothing made from recycled plastic when you can
  • Buy clothes made from natural fibers when you can
Is it OK to put soft plastic in the recycle if it is labeled with a recycling symbol?
Soft plastic (plastic film) should be avoided when possible. When you do get plastic film, please gather it and bring it to a plastic film drop-off point.
  • Yes
  • No
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  • Richard M. 11 days ago
    Recycling is only part of the answer, understanding the problem is a must.
  • Ron O. 14 days ago
    Alkaline batteries are NOT HHW, only RECHARGEABLE batteries need to be taken to a HHW drop off, you shouldn't be publishing INCORRECT and OUTDATED information like this.
  • SUELANE G. 15 days ago
    Protocol is getting complicated :(
  • Bob T. 18 days ago
    Is it OK to put empty cardboard milk & juice containers in the recycling ?, since they have a coating on the inside ???
  • Shelly E. 19 days ago
    My city has taken away the special bins to collect batteries, stating the way they are made now they can go to the landfill. I disagree and try to collect what I can and go to Home Depot and Lowes to have them recycled.
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