Video Tip No. 5 - Blue box recycling: what it becomes
Almost 25 per cent of your household wastes are things that can be recycled.
Start by sorting your recycling by using two Blue Boxes: place all containers in one and paper fibres in another.
Containers include glass bottles and jars, aluminum or metal food and beverage cans or empty paint and aerosol cans, paper juice boxes or plastic containers with a twist off cap or pull off lid.
Fibres include all sorts of papers, boxboard and cardboard.
Blue box materials are brought to the Region’s material recovery facility where they are sorted, baled and shipped to end markets for recycling and re-manufacturing.
A newspaper can be recycled up to seven times, and then become an egg carton. Plastic containers can be made into other plastic products including clothing or even plastic lumber. Metals and glass can be recycled indefinitely.
Recycling…it’s the right thing to do!
Remember, waste diversion starts with you.
Your efforts today will help to preserve our environment for tomorrow.
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