What Are Some Recyclable Materials?


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Paper, glass and plastic are some recyclable materials. Cans and foil are other recyclable materials. It is possible to reduce hazardous waste by recycling electronics.

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What Are Some Recyclable Materials?
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Newspaper, yellow pages, unwanted mail and paper bags are examples of dry paper that can be recycled. In addition, cardboard boxes are recyclable materials.

All glass containers are recyclable. This includes wine bottles and pickle jars.

Empty plastic containers that held lotion, juices, detergent or other similar materials and have been rinsed are recyclable. Plastic bags are also recyclable.

Aluminum beverage and food cans are recyclable, as are foil food trays.

Recycling electronics helps reduce toxic waste in the environment. Many electronics manufacturers and retailers offer used electronics take-back programs or support recycling events.

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