Recycling by Numbers... As easy as 1, 2, 3...[4, 5, 6, 7]
I don’t know about you but recycling, to me, always meant separating plastic from paper and on Monday mornings it goes on the right side of the driveway.
It wasn’t until I got to be a little older and more conscientious of the Earth – and my health, that I learned that there is way more to it than just that. And that number inside of the recycle symbol had a meaning that I should pay more attention to.
For example, I recently learned that consuming food and beverages from anything in a container marked with a 1, 2, 4, and 5 is considered to be safe while 3, 6 and 7 should be avoided – many roadside recycling services don’t even accept products of the latter.
I could go into a long scientific rant about what they mean, but I think this guy keeps it short and sweet (link below):
- Kristy(Urban Junket's self-proclaimed Packing & Office Wench)