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Buying Recyclable Plastic

Buying recyclable plastic is one of the easiest things you can do to help the environment. You can do this by looking up what types of plastic your town or county recycles and only buying those plastics. For example, Highland Park only recycles types 1 and 2 plastic.

Only buying and using recyclable plastics lowers the amount of waste thrown out rather than broken down and repurposed.

You can tell what type of plastic something is by looking at the number inside the triangle-shaped recycling symbol on it. This chart shows what the numbers mean:

Go to this website to learn more about recycling in New Jersey:

Stay healthy and thanks for reading!


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