A product's packaging may proclaim that it's "recyclable," but that doesn't make it Earth-friendly, and in actuality it may be next to impossible to recycle. The real question you should ask when you see a recycling symbol is: Is it easily recyclable? Items like aluminum, paperboard, glass and some plastics that are accepted in your curbside recycling would qualify as easily recyclable. Other items -- those made from Styrofoam, for example -- may have a recycling mark, but are nearly impossible to recycle.
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