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5 Tips For Better Plastic Recycling

Posted by Junk King on Feb 23, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

Recycling plastic is easy, right? If it's made of plastic or has plastic, then you just toss it in the nearest recycling bin. Except it's not that easy. 

The problem is that all plastic is not the same, and many plastic products that end up as waste are not easily recyclable. And some aren't recyclable at all. So, what do you do?

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Topics: junk recycling, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, recycling facilities, plastic waste, recycling plastic

Plastic Recycling's Brave New World

Posted by Junk King on Feb 21, 2022 5:00:00 AM

 

Plastic recycling has been both a boon and a burden for manufacturers and recyclers largely because not all types of plastic can be recycled economically.

Yet other plastics end up as new products every day.  Fortunately, innovation and technology are being combined and utilized to create new uses for problem plastics.

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Topics: recycle styrofoam, plastic recycling, recycle plastic, recycling facilities, plastic waste, recycling plastic

Recycling: Make The New Year A Green Year

Posted by Junk King on Dec 13, 2021 5:00:00 AM

 

A lifestyle choice of recycling requires more than a New Year's resolution. But committing to practice recycling can make a real impact on our future.

Recycling responsibly is something all of us can do and, working together, we can do it better than ever.

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

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

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