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Most recycling bins are made of different types of plastic for a few reasons:

  • Plastic can be made using large amounts of recycled content which is better for the environment
  • The color of the plastic can be easily customized to match different recycling programs
  • Most plastics are 100% recyclable
  • Plastic is durable enough to hold large amounts of recyclables
  • Plastic will not rust or dent unlike concrete or metal
  • The manufacturing of plastic recycling bins has a smaller carbon foot print then ones manufactured out of metal
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It is impotant to recycle plastic because it helps our imvirement in many different ways. and keeps us same and there are many pros that you can contact to know more about it.

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because you put different things in the different bins so that you can have tin in one section to be recycled and others in different places so it not confusing and muddled up

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Organize recycling bins. Educate the students about recycling and what to put in different bins. Organize collection of the cans, plastic bottles and paper.

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Recycling has become big business many countries now provide recycling collection facilities. The colors vary depending on what country or region you live in but generally yellow bins are for aluminum, red bins for glass and plastic, blue bins for paper and cardboard. Check the individual bins for signage as to how to recycle your rubbish.

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