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When Recycling Goes Wrong - Common Recycling Mistakes

Posted by Junk King on Sep 17, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

All of us know how to recycle, right? And we all know what things are recyclable, too. But do we always recycle everything correctly? Not so much.

Okay, so recycling isn't rocket science. But the truth is, there are several common recycling mistakes.

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Topics: Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, metal recycling, paper recycling, plastic recycling, glass recycling

When Your Recycling Bin Isn't Big Enough For Your Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Sep 10, 2021 5:00:00 AM

Everyone recycles. Or at least they should. But sometimes your recyclable items can be too much and end up being more than you can fit into your bins.

Sometimes your recycling can be too much of a good thing. So it can pile up - or worse.

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Topics: Recycling, metal recycling, paper recycling, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, glass recycling, recycle glass, recycling metal, recycling paper

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Means Less Landfill

Posted by Junk King on Jul 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

Some things we know by heart and one of these is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - the Three R's of the Environment that we all know.

But are we really practicing it?

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, paper recycling, plastic recycling, glass recycling, recycling metal, recycling electronics

The Promise Of Plastic Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Jun 23, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

For decades, most plastic waste has been difficult or impossible to recycle. This has led to a glut of plastic waste, including plastic in our oceans.

The good news is that technological advances and innovation from surprising places are bringing the promise of new uses and recycling of these "problem" plastics.

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Topics: junk recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, plastic waste

Why Recycling Still Matters In 2021

Posted by Junk King on May 31, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

With the recent problems for recycling in the aftermath of China's ban on waste imports, some are wondering if recycling still matters. It does.

However, we must be much more aware of the current limitations and possibilities when it comes to recycling at home.

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Topics: junk recycling, plastic recycling, cardboard recycling, glass recycling, recycling metal, recycling paper

Recycling Matters For Paper, Plastic, Glass, And Metal

Posted by Junk King on Apr 23, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The truth is that there are many materials that can be recycled, but the most common items for recycling are paper, plastic, glass, and metal.

Unfortunately, plastics are problematic when it comes to recycling since not all types are suitable for the recycling process. But the other three are almost 100 percent recyclable.

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Topics: junk recycling, metal recycling, residential trash, paper recycling, plastic recycling, glass recycling

Plastic Recycling: Problems And Promise

Posted by Junk King on Jan 22, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

The biggest problem with plastic recycling is plastics. There a dozens of plastic types used in consumer goods but not all of them are easily recycled.

In addition, the sheer volume of plastic waste threatens to overwhelm our existing capacity for processing and recycling it all. Which means much of it is exported elsewhere or ends up in our landfills.

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Topics: Recycling, eco-friendly, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, recycling facilities

Plastic Recycling: A New Era

Posted by Junk King on Aug 26, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Plastic recycling has taken some heavy hits over the last few years, but new technology promises a new era for plastic waste.

While many plastics remain highly recyclable, the market for these waste plastics has diminished recently, due in large part to China's ban on plastic and other wastes in 2018.

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Topics: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, e-waste recycling, electronics recycling, plastic recycling, recycle plastic

Recycling, Junk Removal, And Best Practices

Posted by Junk King on May 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

 

[This post was originally published in October, 2017 and has been expanded, updated and revised.]

You might not normally think of recycling and junk removal as being the same thing. But with the right choices you can accomplish both at the same time.

In the United States, we often talk about the environment, recycling and "being green." However, there's still a great deal of room for more improvement, especially with our consuming practices.

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Topics: Residential Junk Removal, Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling

The Problem Of Recycling Plastic

Posted by Junk King on Apr 30, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

Plastic recycling is a problem. This may sound odd since putting waste plastic in recycling bins is simple. But recycling plastic is far from simple.

The plastic recycling side of the recycling industry has always had challenges and complications. But since China banned waste plastic imports in 2018, the challenges have escalated.

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Topics: Green Junk Removal, Recycling, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, plastic recycling, recycle plastic

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