Did you know that in many communities, polyethylene plastic-coated cartons are recyclable? These are the types of containers that things like milk, juice, soup, broth and drink boxes come packaged in, and yes, they are 100% recyclable. So why aren't waxy takeout containers or ice cream boxes recyclable, if they feel just like one of these cartons? It all comes down to the composition: The fibers of cartons break down easily, while the others don't. So when recycling, leave non-carton waxy containers in the trash, and avoid contaminating a load of recyclables.
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