Public Service Announcement: What Goes Into Recycling and What Doesn’t

by on May 6, 2019 · 1 comment

in Ocean Beach, San Diego


Are you aware of our recycling crisis? There is one. China doesn’t want our trash anymore. (See this from a September 2018 post at the OB Rag.)

It’s hitting home now when recent reporting reveals that “about 10,000 tons — or 15 to 17 percent — of the recycling collected from homes in San Diego each year is thrown out. That’s because the city has a narrow list of items that can be reused by manufacturers to make new products. Think clean carboard, paper, plastic bottles and aluminum.” (See this from Voice of San Diego.)

Please see the poster for what does go into recycling and what doesn’t. (Click on the image for a larger version.)

 

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Avatar Peter from South O May 7, 2019 at 5:03 pm

Hmmm… shredded paper is to be bagged and tied, then put in the recycle blue bin, although we are admonished not to bag recyclables.

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