Is Recycling a Waste of Time? - Green That Life

The reality is that most of these items don’t get recycled. The U.S. recycling rate for all materials hovers around 35%.

The situation is even worse for plastic recycling, which has a dismal 9% recycling rate. In fact, the vast majority of the roughly 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic ever produced has either ended up in landfills, been incinerated, or left to pollute our environment.

One simple step is to reduce the reliance on single-use disposables in favor of durable, reusable products. And, before tossing that item in the garbage, consider up-cycling or donating it.

Relevant for Holyoke, @MikeB.

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