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Here’s Why It’s a Good Idea to Pay Attention to the Plastic You Buy

by Doug Patterson

December 1, 2015

Chances are, you’ve bought a plastic container at some point in your life—and since it had those three little arrows on the bottom, you figured you could recycle it. But those symbols mean a lot more than you think. They tell you what kind of plastic a product is made from, and even how recyclable it is. The truth is, recycling doesn’t start at the blue bin. It starts the moment you make a purchase. Watch this video to find out how to be smarter at recycling. It’s easier than you think.

Many of the items we discard have a lot of potential value. That’s why we're partnering with Arrowhead® to dive into the surprisingly complex world of plastic waste recycling—so we can tackle it together. Let’s increase recycling rates by finding smart, sustainable ways to give the most common objects in our lives a new purpose. Follow along with the GOOD Guide to Recycling in the coming weeks to find out how.

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Here’s Why It’s a Good Idea to Pay Attention to the Plastic You Buy