How Much Do You Know About Recycling?

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How Much Do You Know About Recycling?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Can I put plastic bags into the recycling bin?
    • A. 

      Yes. It's plastic and all plastic get recycled.

    • B. 

      No, soft plastic doesn't get recycled in normal recycling bins.

  • 2. 
    Can harder plastics, like my take-away food container or my plastic coat hanger go in the recycling bin?
    • A. 

      Yes, any hard plastic without metal.

    • B. 

      No, only dark coloured plastic is recyclable.

    • C. 

      Yes, any hard plastic, and it doesn't matter if it contains metal or soft plastics.

  • 3. 
    I read a lot of newspapers and magazines; can they go in the recycling bin?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    What about disposable coffee cups, burger wraps and meat trays?
    • A. 

      Nope

    • B. 

      Yes, but they must be cleaned.

  • 5. 
    Can I recycle my child's nappies?
    • A. 

      No, although it would be good if you could..

    • B. 

      Yes, it's a biodegradable waste product.

  • 6. 
    The recyclability of plastic based on the recycling number found on the product. (The smaller the number, the easier it can be recycled by the recycling facility)
    • A. 

      False. 

    • B. 

      True. 

  • 7. 
    Are used plastic cutlery, stirrers and straws recyclable?
    • A. 

      No. They are far too dirty.

    • B. 

      Yes, the recycling facility has ways to clean them prior to processing.

  • 8. 
    Can I put my unwanted clothes in the municipal recycling bin? Do they get recycled or go to people in need?
    • A. 

      Yes, your municipal recycler or collector will either pass them to the homeless shelter or recycle the textiles.

    • B. 

      No, your municipal recycler or collector doesn’t do that. There are other organisations who do that.

  • 9. 
    Should soda bottles be emptied before they are thrown into the recycling bin?
    • A. 

      Yes, they must be emptied and cleaned.

    • B. 

      No, the recycling facility will drain the contents anyway.

  • 10. 
    The benefits of recycling are...?
    • A. 

      Environmental

    • B. 

      Financial or economic

    • C. 

      Both

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