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Recycling

  •  English    25     Public
    Recycling
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  • Can you recycle disposable coffee cups?
    No, they have a waxy coating on the inside that isn't recyclable.
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  • You’ve been clothes shopping. Can you recycle those shopping bags?
    Yes
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  • Are diapers recyclable?
    No
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  • Can a spray can be recycled?
    Yes (if it's empty)
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  • Do pizza boxes go in the paper bin?
    No...not if they have food scraps on them
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  • You’re getting rid of old glasses or ceramic plates. Do they go in the recycling bin?
    No (it melts at a different temperature to plastic bottles)
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  • Can you recycle tires?
    Yes
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  • Can you recycle Pringles containers?
    No - the materials used to make these tubes are too complicated to recycle.
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  • Can you recycle aluminum cans?
    Yes
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  • Can you recycle shopping receipts?
    No - most receipts are made from thermal paper and contain Bisphenol A, which shouldn't enter the recycling stream.
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  • Can we recycle chip bags?
    No - If the bag is soft enough to crush in your hand, it’s usually not recyclable. Avoid this type of packaging as much as you can.
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  • Are glass bottles recyclable?
    Yes
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  • Are mirrors recyclable?
    No - sadly, even though mirrors might seem like glass, lots of chemicals go into making them reflective, and those chemicals can't safely enter recycling stream
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  • Can we recycle magazines?
    Yes
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  • Are gum wrappers recyclable?
    No - don't recycle anything smaller than a Post-It. Items like gum wrappers are too small to be picked up by traditional sorters and can end up as contamination
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  • What are the kids doing?
    Recycling
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  • Which country recycles more than any other country?
    Germany
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  • What's this?
    Rubbish dump/landfill
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  • What are they doing?
    Sorting recyclables/waste processing
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  • Where is the world's largest landfill?
    Pacific Ocean - 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans every year
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  • What does this symbol mean?
    Recycling symbol
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  • The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year. True or False
    True
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  • Can you recycle computers?
    Yes
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  • Can you recycle mobile phones?
    Yes
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  • Can you recycle paint?
    Yes
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