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This is exactly why a lot of people don't recycle.

-Plastic isn't plastic.

-Paper isn't paper.

-And you get fined for doing it wrong in some cases.

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Just doesn't seem fair.

Hopefully, you do some type of recycling in your home, no matter which route you go if we all do our part it all adds up and helps with the overall clean-up of our towns.

Using "reusable" bags isn't hard.

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I have always maintained that we have way too much packaging in the products we buy. There is plastic inside cardboard with styrofoam and bubble wrap etc. Every time I purchase something it has several layers of packaging and then I have to wonder if that packaging is recyclable.

3 Things You Can’t Recycle In Alabama

Did you know that these three very common "packaging" items are NOT recyclable? Let's fill you in, so there is no confusion. These 3 are not to go into your recycle can:


Bubble Wrap

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I did not know you can't recycle plastic air pillows, bubble wrap, and styrofoam. We aren't perfect when it comes to recycling, but if we all try it helps. I learned something looking into this article, hope you did too :)

Plastic Air Pillows

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