Did you know that 90.5% of the world’s plastic waste has never been recycled? It is not only the plastic waste that is dumped on a landfill but also many other valuable resources that could have been recycled. Therefore it was great to talk to the general manager of Sims Municipal Recycling in Brooklyn, Tom Outerbridge. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in waste management, and we were able to dig a little into why recycling is important as well as what are some of the items that they receive that can not be recycled. Spoiler alert your chips packets is, unfortunately, one of them.
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Key Take Away
“The specifics that you are meant to do will depend on where you live”