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How well do you know recycling?

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Test your recycling savvy by answering true or false to the following questions: #6 plastics and Styrofoam can’t be recycled because they can’t be made into new products. – FALSE: #6 plastics can be made into new products, but in the St Louis region, the costs to recover them exceed their market value. This means it doesn’t make economic sense to include #6 plastics in curbside programs Plastic bags should not be recycled curbside because they gum up the sorting equipment. – TRUE: Plastic bags and film end up wrapping around the automated sorting equipment causing shutdowns. Please do not… read more »

Wishing you green holidays!

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Did you know that each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s one million tons of extra household trash is generated every week? Here are some great green suggestions for wrapping and packaging to cut down on the excess trash. Plan for recycling! All non-foil wrapping paper and gift boxes can be recycled in your curbside bin or at recycling drop-off locations. Save large pieces of wrapping paper, bows, ribbons, and tissues for reuse or craft projects. Think beyond rolls of gift-wrapping and bags of bows. Be creative while reducing waste! Use scarves, handkerchiefs, or bandanas as wrappers, and wrap two… read more »

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