by Juliette Laura April 22, 2022 3 min read
Recycling can be SO confusing. There is so much information and misinformation out there about what you can and cannot recycle. It varies state by state and there seems to be updates yearly. We hope this post helps clear up a few facts about recycling + how to recycle your Spruce Products and Packaging!
Let's talk about Hopeful Recycling...
Hopeful recycling is putting something in your recycling bin hoping that it will be recycled, when in reality it is garbage. Being unsure as to whether something is truly recyclable curbside or not and just hoping that you are correct. Because you would rather at least try than throw something away that is recyclable, right!? Wrong!
When something is in the recycling bin that is not recyclable, it is known as a contaminant. It jams the machines, slows down the process, and can make whole loads of the recycling end up in the landfill.
How to avoid this? Learn exactly what you can and cannot recycle in your area.
When in doubt - look it up!
Our favorite tool to lookup what is and what isn’t recyclable curbside in Seattle:
Where Does It Go A-Z
Tips for curbside recycling in Seattle
Things you may think ARE recyclable but are NOT:
Things you may think are NOT recyclable but ARE:
Note that this varies state by state and city by city! If you are unsure, it is better to google it, rather than just hoping. Most municipalities have this information on their websites.
Wondering how to recycle any beauty products that fall under the non recyclable category? CLICK HERE to learn about our in store recycling program!
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