A new Greenpeace USA report argues U.S. companies are incorrectly labeling many plastic products as recyclable. The report, “Circular Claims Fall Flat”, states only PET #1 and HDPE #2 bottles and jugs are truly recyclable, and that full-body shrink sleeves on those items can also limit their recyclability.
What about no longer accepting any plastic for recycling on campus? Paper makes up the majority of stuff in our recycling audit. Metal and glass are easy. Plastic is not – too many kinds, most are not recyclable (article) and plastic is often the material contaminated by food.
Source: Report argues most plastics, especially #3-7s, falsely labeled as recyclable