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Which plastics are actually recyclable? New report

Many environmentalists and skeptics have found that the plastic recycling industry can be a bit of a scam, leading many to wonder: does plastic get recycled? Image: Unsplash/Sylwia Bartyzel

Sophie Hirsh

Writer, Green Matters

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2021’s U.S. plastic recycling rates were actually a few percentage points lower than years’ prior.
2021’s U.S. plastic recycling rates were actually a few percentage points lower than years’ prior. Image: Unsplash/OCG Saving The Ocean

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