Some examples of recyclable plastics include peanut butter jars, toys, milk bottles, plumbing material, food bags, medicine bottles, plastic cling wraps, stadium cups and syrup containers. Others include detergent bottle... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

The most common types of recyclable plastics are polyethylene terephthalate and high-density polyethylene, but many other types of plastics are recyclable, including polyvinyl chloride, low-density polyethylene, polyprop... More » Science Environmental Science

The numbers found on plastic items refer to the kind of plastic they are made of. These are useful for recycling purposes. Different recycling programs can only recycle certain numbers and do not accept all the different... More » Science Environmental Science

Biodegradable boxes and containers are usually composed of organic material such as paper and cardboard and bio-based or starch-based plastics derived from corn, soy, sugarcane or potatoes. Some inorganic materials have ... More » Science Environmental Science Sustainability

A well-stocked diaper bag should have care-giving staples, including diapers, diaper rash ointment, wipes, disposal bags, a changing pad, burping cloths, bottles, pacifiers, food, snacks and baby toys. Storing extra clot... More » Family Parenting Babies & Toddlers

To start recycling cans and bottles, begin collecting used containers and separating them by materials, such as aluminum, plastic and glass, and check the containers for any recycling information. As you separate, rinse ... More »

Bisphenol A, or BPA for short, may be present in canned foods sealed with a BPA sealant, hard clear plastic bottles or containers, plastic wrap and bags, baby bottles and components, and plastic dinnerware and plates. Ot... More » Science Chemistry