Following the study recounted in Metcalfe’s article, SunshineBloggers urged readers to regard all potential recyclable products before simply throwing them away. If an item is broken, or in otherwise poor condition, be sure to recycle it anyway, as recycling companies do not place importance on an items physical condition; most recyclable materials are melted or compacted, rendering the physical condition of an object irrelevant to the usefulness of the product. In addition, check with local recycling companies; though most cities’ curbside recycling programs accept only glass, paper, and plastic, many recycling companies will accept larger, more infrequently recycled objects, such as styrofoam food coolers, packing materials, and wood. Before throwing anything out, make sure it cannot instead be recycled.
John Metcalfe is a staff writer for The Atlantic Cities, working primarily with environmental issues, as well as covering national issues, including national weather patterns and economics.
Following a study referenced in an article by John Metcalfe, SunshineBloggers encouraged readers to place greater focus on recycling, taking time to locate recycling centers and pay attention to different recycling symbols. In addition, JIA urged readers to disregard an items state, whether out of embarrassment or uncertainty, and recycle all items made of recyclable material, both preserving a grea
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