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WishCycling - Is Your Plastic Really Recycled?

Recycling was originally designed to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills, conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
"Recycling is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and turning them into new products. Recycling can benefit your community, the economy and the environment."
According to the EPA, practically everything can be recycled, but only certain items are accepted, and even then they have to be properly sorted or they still end up in the dump.7 Recycling 2,000 pounds of paper may save 17 trees, two barrels of oil, 4,100 kilowatts of energy and 3.2 cubic yards of landfill. However, it's important to remember collection is not the same as recycling.  Read more...




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