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The U.S. recycling system makes use of a “single-stream” mannequin that focuses on the massive blue curbside bin. Unfortunately, folks throw all kinds of unrecyclable objects into the bin within the hope that they are going to be recycled. Known as “wishful recycling,” this ends in contamination that stops a number of the recyclable materials from being efficiently processed. Do you realize what doesn’t go in your bin?
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Editor’s word: This quiz was initially printed on November 29, 2018.