How Recycling Works

The business of recycling is a global one, and our local actions can have big impacts!

Yes, recycling is eco-friendly - it's smart to conserve resources and reuse materials. But recycling is also an international business that you play a role in. Understanding how it all works can be complicated, but, it can also make you a much better recycler!  If you'd like to learn more about this fascinating industry, use these links as starting point.

What is "single-stream" recycling?

What are we doing wrong?

The global impact of contamination:

Content for kids: