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CHAPTER 6: RECYCLE

CHAPTER 6: RECYCLE

by Janelle Rolke @sustainablestepswithjanelle This is the sixth chapter from "Lead a Circular Lifestyle By Practicing the R's of Sustainability" If a particular item cannot be refused, reduced, or reused then perhaps it can be recycled. Of the seven R’s of sustainability, “Recycle” is the most tedious topic for me to write about.  It’s  confusing, controversial, and there’s always more to learn about. I previously mentioned that the recycling industry is broken.  Here are just a few reasons to support my claim: 91% of plastic is NOT recycled, the process to pick up/sort/melt is expensive, and because plastic degrades, it cannot be reused...