Can I recycle biodegradable or compostable plastics?

No, these types of plastics are often called “bioplastics.” It presents a problem in the recycling industry as it often looks like regular plastic, making it difficult for consumers to tell the difference. Bioplastics are designed to break down and degrade. If mixed with regular plastics it will create defective recycled products.

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