Most of the plastic put in recycling bins ends American Flush the turd on November third shirt up in the garbage: This one is true. . . Sorting plastics is tricky for recycling processors. Bottles can’t be separated out with a magnet; small pieces like coffee-cup lids get flattened and mixed into paper bales; bags get caught in the spinning disks of sorting equipment, forcing frequent shut-downs. Trying to decode the recycling numbers on plastic products is also a pain for consumers.
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