Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn't recyclable

(BPT) - You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can’t function. If you already recycle, you’re playing a critical role in reducing waste in your area. But to truly make sure valuable materials — like cartons, plastic and other materials that can be reused in other products — are kept out of landfills, it is important to prevent wishcycling.

Wishful recycling (or wishcycling) is tossing something in your recycling bin hoping it’s recyclable, which can cause more harm than good. While many programs have recycling equipment to sort items, some non-recyclable materials can cause the machines to jam or break, causing delays and contaminating the recyclable items.

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