Some accounting of what the numbers on the plastic things we recycle actually mean.read more
Number 1 and 2 (PETE and HDPE) are usually recyclable. 3-7 are often not. Less than 5% actually are recycled. 1: water and soda bottles 2: often for detergent and shampoo 3-7: plastic bags, cups, pouches, etc. 7 is everything else Definitely should keep recycling paper, cardboard, and aluminum cans.