Plastic caps on containers of juice, soda and water are now recyclable, but they should not be left in place on the bottles. When plastic bottles are compressed during the baling process, a tightly screwed-on lid or cap can prevent bottles from compressing. The solution? Leave the cap only ever-so-slightly on the bottle rather than twisting it all the way on. That way the cap won’t go astray during the recycling process while still allowing the bottle to compress.
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