Posts Tagged ‘recycle right’

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Theromoform plastics, what are they and why are we talking about them?

PET plasticThat clear plastic packaging for your berries, salad greens, cosmetics, toys, and clamshell to-go containers, is called thermoform plastic and its name comes from the way that it’s made.

Thermoforming is a molding technique that results in a variety of highly usable plastic products. While thermoforming can apply to a variety of different plastics, we most often come across it in the form of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which is labeled as #1 plastic. This is the tricky part:

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Recycle Right NY: Debunk Recycling Symbol Myth

recycle graphicIt can be confusing to navigate all of the information out there about recycling. New York’s Recycle Right NY campaign is here to help debunk two myths about the recycling symbol to help you recycle right!

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Recycling on Halloween: are candy wrappers recyclable?

Are candy wrappers recyclable?

Halloween is filled with fun treats and snacks which come wrapped in all sorts of packing, but unfortunately, recycling candy wrappers is often not possible, and they should be disposed of in the trash. Candy wrappers are made of what is known as “multi material packaging.” Which means that the packaging is made up of several types of materials. Most candy has a shiny metal on the inside as compared to the outside, which helps protect and keep treats fresh. However its this packaging which makes it very difficult to recycle due to our inability of separating the materials from each other.

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