September 17, 2015 at 6:00 am #1021
I appreciate having the experience of visiting the recycling plant and getting the first-hand point of view of who is processing the materials. I was told on a previous field trip long ago that tying any plastic bag into a knot will help stop them from blowing around, that seems to be a good idea still in order to keep them out of the machinery at the plant. I’ve always thought that the answer to making people recycle would be to make garbage worth money, though I don’t know the answer to fluctuating prices for the separate materials (i.e. aluminum and plastics). This experience will impact what I buy based on its packaging, and help me to determine what items are truly recyclable.