Plastic Recycling Is Confusing

Have you ever been confused on how to recycle plastic? Well, you are not alone! Why is it so hard? There is not a simple answer to the question. The first thing to know is in Randolph County we can only accept plastics 1 and 2. That is the tiny number in the chasing arrows, usually found but not always on the bottom of a plastic bottle or container. What do you do if there is no chasing arrows or number, unfortunately it is trash to be thrown away. That is why knowing before buying can help reduce plastic waste in the landfills. Flexible or film plastic, aka plastic wrapping is a whole other creature. It is recyclable, but only by returning it back to retail stores. If you are looking for a deeper dive into the mystery of plastic-


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