Do Just One Thing for May 16, 2017

Paperboard cartons that hold beverages like milk, juices and even shelf-stable soups are made from layers of mixed materials, called aseptic containers, that used to be hard to recycle. Today, many curbside recycling programs accept them as the efficiency and ability to recycle them has grown. But items like takeout containers and ice cream cartons -- which feel like aseptic containers -- are not recyclable. While they look and feel the same, they are not considered shelf stable, and they are made from entirely different, nonrecyclable materials.

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