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Recycling 101: Junk Mail

Ecotrope | July 25, 2012 9:02 a.m.

So, I just got some good news from Metro Recycling Specialist Patrick Morgan.

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Recycling 101: Styrofoam

Ecotrope | July 11, 2012 3:37 a.m.

Oh, that pesky Styrofoam. You hate to throw it away because it takes forever to decompose. But it's certainly not recyclable – not in the curbside bins, anyway.

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Recycling 101: The Numbers Game

Ecotrope | June 27, 2012 11:15 a.m.

This one comes from my own personal arsenal of pesky recycling questions: What's up with the numbers inside those raised recycling triangles on plastic containers? Are they trying to tell me something? Because apparently I haven't been listening.

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Recycling 101: Soiled Recyclables

Ecotrope | June 20, 2012 3:38 a.m.

The recycling questions keep rolling in. This one is from EarthFix Editor David Steves, who asked me about soiled material that would otherwise be recyclable: "I've always wondered: Can you ruin a whole batch of recycling by not washing things out?"

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Recycling 101: Foil Scraps

Ecotrope | June 5, 2012 3:55 a.m.

Last week, at the request of OPB's online news editor, I asked Metro's recycling information specialist Patrick Morgan how to recycle little plastic doodads such as bread bag ties and milk spout seals.

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Recycling 101: Little Plastic Doodads

Ecotrope | May 31, 2012 6:28 a.m.

A few months ago, OPB’s online news editor Rebecca Galloway started bringing small articles of plastic to my desk with a request: Can you figure out whether I can recycle this?