According to a new reports, while nearly 90-percent say they recycle, only 51-percent report being conscientious about recycling every single day. In addition, 50-percent say if they aren't sure if something is recyclable they'll just throw it away, while 18-percent admit they toss questionable items into their recycle bin anyway. Nearly half confess they haven't done anything in the past six months to educate themselves on recycling, and 12-percent say they've never "learned" about the subject. However, people know recycling goes well beyond paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass.
Nearly 80-percent are aware that cell phones can be recycled and 67-percent realize that oil is recyclable. But just 36-percent know that trophies and crayons can also be recycled.
Meanwhile, nearly three-quarters mistakenly believe juice boxes and pizza boxes can go in the recycle bin.
People can check with their local recyclers to learn specifics about recycling in their areas.Yesterday's News
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