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Here are three common recycling myths you should discard

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By illuminem briefings

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illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on The Washington Post or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: A Washington Post article clarifies three common myths about recycling
• The aim is to provide readers with accurate information on what can be recycled, including misconceptions about pizza boxes, all paper types, and the cleanliness required for recyclable

🔭 The context: Despite widespread recycling practices, confusion persists about the specifics of what can and cannot be recycled
• Misinformation affects the efficiency of recycling processes and public participation

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Correct recycling reduces waste in landfills, lowers pollution, and conserves resources, making it crucial for environmental sustainability
• Understanding what is recyclable helps improve the effectiveness of recycling systems, contributing to environmental health

⏭️ What's next: As recycling technology and municipal guidelines evolve, public education will need to keep pace to ensure that recycling practices are as effective as possible
• Communities are encouraged to stay informed about local recycling rules

💬 One quote: "Pizza boxes are recyclable; pizza is not!" (Environmental Protection Agency)

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