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08. Recycling plastic: What do those numbers mean?

October 26, 2021 Stephanie Moram Episode 8
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08. Recycling plastic: What do those numbers mean?
Show Notes

Hey, Green Junkie!

Ever wondered what those little numbers at the bottom of your plastic bottles, jars and containers mean?

Those little numbers might be small but the information they give us is mighty.

From the chemicals the plastic is made from to how we should recycle that item - the information is vast.

So in this episode, I wanted to do a quick breakdown of each number so that you know what your containers contain and how you can be a more conscious recycler because here’s a little secret: Not everything can or should be recycled.

What you can expect from this episode:

  • Learn what the recycling numbers mean and how to recycle properly
  • What to watch out for when you are recycling
  • What things aren't recyclable
  • What chemicals and numbers you should be wary of bringing into your home
  • Find out which plastic is dubbed as the “poison” plastic
  • Learn which plastic numbers can disrupt hormones

You’ll discover that and so much more in this episode.

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Thanks for listening and being here.

Your green bestie,

Xoxo Stephanie


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Sources

  1. https://www.greenmatters.com/renewables/2018/09/13/ZG59GA/plastic-recycling-numbers-resin-codes
  2. https://millerrecycling.com/plastics-recycling-numbers/


Produced by: Alecia Harris

Music By: Liz Fohle