Study: To improve recycling, don’t crush containers

Read the full story in Plastics News.

Recycling would be well served if Americans reconsidered a long-held approach to how they handle their plastics and other recyclables.

Crushing recyclables, including plastic bottles and containers, is an easy way to make more room in the recycling container. But that simple and time-tested practice actually can lead to a more difficult time for today’s material recycling facilities, says the new MRF Material Flow Study report commissioned by a handful of trade groups.

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