Test Your Recycling Knowledge!

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Test Your Recycling Knowledge! - Quiz

This quiz is meant to test your knowledge of recycling dos and don'ts on Wesleyan's campus. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What number plastic(s) can be recycled in Glass, Metal, Plastic?

    • A.

      #1

    • B.

      #3

    • C.

      #5, #6

    • D.

      #1, #2

    Correct Answer
    D. #1, #2
    Explanation
    Plastics #1 and #2 are the only ones that can be recycled in the state of Connecticut. Whole Foods Market has just started a program called "Gimme 5" where consumers like you can bring your #5 plastics (mainly yogurt containers) to their store and drop it in a bin to be recycled in upstate New York.

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  • 2. 

    What is important to keep in mind when recycling a container that once contained a food or beverage?

    • A.

      Make sure the container is closed tightly so no residue will leak out.

    • B.

      Absolutely nothing.

    • C.

      Rinse out any excess residue before recycling.

    Correct Answer
    C. Rinse out any excess residue before recycling.
    Explanation
    Rinsing out whatever was in the container will help the recycling process go along smoother and will make it easier to accept the recyclable material.

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  • 3. 

    When recycling a glass/plastic bottle or a milk/juice carton, what is it important to remember?

    • A.

      Remove the cap before recycling.

    • B.

      Smush it down as much as possible before recycling.

    • C.

      Shred before recycling.

    Correct Answer
    A. Remove the cap before recycling.
    Explanation
    Most caps are a different number plastic than the container, so they are usually unable to be recycled.

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  • 4. 

    When recycling packets of paper, the staple needs to be removed. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This small amount of contamination in the mixed paper bin is okay, so feel free to keep staples in!

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following cannot be recycled in mixed paper?

    • A.

      Paper coffee cups.

    • B.

      Junk mail.

    • C.

      Post-it notes.

    • D.

      Paper towels.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Paper coffee cups.
    D. Paper towels.
    Explanation
    Paper coffee cups and paper towels are contaminated with liquids and other materials, thus are unable to be recycled.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following can be recycled in the Science Center Lobby?

    • A.

      Rubber-soled shoes.

    • B.

      CDs and Floppies.

    • C.

      Cell phones and batteries.

    • D.

      Printer cartridges.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above.
    Explanation
    A plethora of items can be recycled at the science center! Think twice before disposing of the above items--they can be saved from the waste stream.

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  • 7. 

    Who should you contact with questions regarding recycling at Wes?

    Explanation
    We will answer your questions and help you recycle your items!

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