plastic bag recycling

Plastic bag recycling: what gets made from all those bags?

Plastic bag recycling can result in new plastic bags, but that’s not the best use. Composite lumber contains recycled plastic bags plus additional waste.

Recycle, then buy recycled products

Recycling matters, but it’s only finished when we close the loop and buy recycled products. It raises the value of recyclables.

What can we do with dead batteries?

Dead batteries are harmful to the environment. Recycling batteries is easier said than done. But we can’t just put them in the trash, can we?

Aspirational recycling: what can’t be recycled

Aspirational recycling sends junk to the landfill indirectly through the recycling center. What should never be put in your recycling container?

recycling process, Bowling Green, Ohio

The recycling process: what happens to recycling?

The recycling process isn’t finished after the truck hauls your contribution away. It needs to be sorted and sold. Learn what really happens to recycling.

How to recycle in the current recycling crisis

We have a recycling crisis in America, and it’s partly because we don’t know how to recycle. Will the crisis finally forcing us to learn to do it right?