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The 4 Basic Recyclable Materials 25

Recycling rules vary based on your local MRF’s rules, but you can still pick up some universal truths about basic recyclable materials. 

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The 4 Basic Recyclable Materials
 
Check out the articles in our Eco Library for more info about recyclable materials. Let us know if you’ve got a specific recycling question in the comments below.
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  • Charles H. 1 year ago
    Amazing that we still use so much paper considering that computers are supposedly leading us into a "paperless" society.
  • connie b. 2 years ago
    Can I recycle the CAPS from plastic or glass jars?
  • Frank S. 2 years ago
    Recycling is important, but sometimes I wonder if my waste collection folks actually take the time to recycle the stuff that I have separated.
  • TheConnoisseurOfClean-com C. 2 years ago
    I keep reading that paper can be recycled up to seven times, but how does a MRF separate paper that has been used, say, only once, from paper that has been used six times already?
  • Nidia R. 2 years ago
    En mi hogar hay menos basura y mas reciclaje. Me gustaria aprender a reusar las cosas. Porque entiendo que tambien una manera de ayudar al medio ambiente.
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