Yeah, we get it, but since the Plastic Industries Assoc. decided to use the recycle symbol and a number to designate the type of resin in the container, even when it wasn't recyclable, it's not our fault! It doesn't make sense, and that's why plastics end up in the landfill. They just aren't recyclable.
PLASTIC RESIN CODES
What do the numbers mean?
HOW TO IDENTIFY COMMON HOUSEHOLD PLASTIC CONTAINERS
Look for a dimple and the #1 in the recycling symbol on the bottom.
Look for a seam and the #2 in the recycling symbol on the bottom.
Look for #5 in the recycling symbol anywhere on the item.
PLASTIC STRAWS SUCK
AND SO DO ALL SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Disposable plastic items don't biodegrade. They just break down into micro particles that contaminate our environment. Microplastics, smaller plastic particles that result from single use plastic breaking down, pollute our water sources and even our food. Only 9% of plastic waste gets recycled.