Plastic recycling symbol

Each plastic container has a "card", generally at the bottom of the plastic container. 1 to 7 inside the triangle numbers, each number represents a plastic contain...more

Plastic Recycling by the Numbers

 Are you confused about which plastics recycle?  I always figured, if it's plastic shouldn't they accept it at my local recycling center?  For awhile I went to one that did accept it, but didn't pay for some of it.  That was okay with me.  I mean, I figured that as long as it wasn't ending up in the landfill I was doing my part, right?  I was dismayed to discover that many small recycling centers accept all of your plastics and then just dump those that they don't handle into the landfill after all....more