The EPA estimates that 75% of waste in the US is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.
That’s because most of us just don’t realize how much we can recycle. For most of my life I have dutifully recycled cardboard boxes and aluminum cans and deemed myself a “recycler”. Patting myself on the back for a job well done. Until recently, I never considered whether there were other things that I could be recycling that I wasn’t.
Along my journey to reduce waste, I’ve learned a lot about what you can and can’t recycle. Here are some of the most unexpected items that I realized that you actually CAN recycle (pretty easily too).