The U.S. recycling system makes use of a “single-stream” mannequin that focuses on the massive blue curbside bin. Unfortunately, folks throw all kinds of unrecyclable gadgets into the bin within the hope that they are going to be recycled. Known as “wishful recycling,” this leads to contamination that stops a number of the recyclable materials from being efficiently processed. Do you recognize what doesn’t go in your bin?
Making good sustainable decisions requires follow. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your capacity to acknowledge earth-friendly services and products. Through your day by day decisions — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can also make a optimistic distinction.
Feature picture courtesy of djedj, Pixabay. Originally revealed on November 29, 2018, this quiz was up to date in August 2022.