September 27, 2022

Why do people throw garbage in recycling bins – are they lazy?

No. More often than not, people want to do the right thing, and they will do the right thing if it’s easy and understandable. Unfortunately, recycling is inconsistent everywhere we go, making it extremely confusing. Confusion at the bin leads to mistakes, apathy and skepticism about recycling. The fact that recycling is so poorly communicated to the public and that the importance of recycling is so underplayed often leads people to feel subliminally, or even overtly, that it must not be very important.

Contamination is a direct result of: 1) millions of inconsistent and confusing labels on recycling bins throughout society, 2) confusion about what is actually recyclable at a given bin, and 3) the lack of national messaging about the importance of recycling right.  More information can be found on https://www.recycleacrossamerica.org/

HOW TO START – One Step at a Time – Here are three Girl Scouts from Troop #70056 who have some great tips on how to start Recycling properly


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