9 Recycling Mistakes You Make Probably Every Week

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Recycling should be a no-brainer by now. But it can still be confusing. That’s why I partnered with JunkKing.com to highlight the nine most common recycling mistakes you probably make every week.

I’m not trying to make you feel bad – especially since I’ve made some of these mistakes myself.

But hopefully, this handy infographic will help you realize you could be recycling a lot more than you actually are.

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JunkKing.com says – and I agree – that “One of the greatest ways to reduce our carbon footprints on an individual or household basis, and one of the easiest, is to recycle.”

We Americans create 254 million tons of waste every year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That amounts to around 4 pounds of waste per person PER DAY!!

If all the recyclable materials in that waste stream were properly disposed of, we’d keep about $7 billion worth of resources out of landfills.

Learning how to avoid mistakes can ensure that more waste is properly recycled for a better and cleaner planet.

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2 Responses to 9 Recycling Mistakes You Make Probably Every Week

  1. Elizabeth October 3, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    Great summary. I wish we could also pressure companies more easily to use recyclable containers.

    I buy organic products frequently from Trader Joe’s and often they don’t use recyclable containers.

    That drives me nuts.

    • Diane October 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

      I’m totally with you on TJ’s. I barely shop there any more because I’m fed up with all the packaging. It’s too bad – there should be a way to sell organics without wrapping everything up.

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