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In the US, 93% of plastics are NOT recovered (put in plastic “recycling” bins). These go straight to landfills where they can sit for hundreds of years before breaking down.

The 7% of plastics that do make it to the processing plants are frequently not the correct type of plastic.

Do you know what types of plastics your town or city accepts?  What are some ways we can reduce plastic use in general?

Sources:
http://plasticpollutioncoalition.org/learn/common-misconceptions/
http://www.environmentalistseveryday.org/solid-waste-management/environment-friendly-waste-disposal/recycling-plastics.php