Recycling goes where? Why everyone’s confused

With varying rules city-to-city, it’s not always easy being green
By Angela Hill, Bay Area News Group, April 20, 2017

So there you are, in your kitchen, holding an empty juice carton and the fate of the planet in your hands.

Your quandary? The carton is paper, but the nozzle is plastic. Can it go in recycling as is, or do you have to cut out the nozzle? Then there’s that peanut butter jar. Do you have to clean out the gunk, wasting water and/or paper towels? What do you do with the gunky paper towel? Is all plastic recyclable? What do the “recycling” triangles really mean? Why are some rules — and even colors of bins — different city to city?

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