Pollution has been on the rise in recent years, with up to 30% of materials not being recyclable. We all know the three-arrow triangular symbol that indicates something can be recycled, but if you're ever uncertain, it's best to contact your local recycler or throw it away. To help you understand what the recycling symbols mean and what can be recycled, this directory of common recycling terms can be a great resource. When it comes to recycling, it's essential to make sure that any liquids from containers are emptied out.
If not, the liquid could make cardboard and paper materials wet and thus unrecyclable. When disposing of these materials, keep them loose in the bin or, if you need to put them in a bag, make sure to open the bag and throw away the materials. With the ever-changing markets and processes, recycling has become a complex issue.