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Decoding plastic recycling

More and more of what we buy at the store comes wrapped in plastic. But it's not always clear what you can do with that empty plastic container once you're finished with it. Is that a 1, 2, 3, or 6 symbol on the bottom? Can you even recycle a 6? In the first of a two-part series on recycling plastic, Rebecca Williams visited some experts to sort out the confusion about recycling plastic.  Go to full article

Farmers Put Plastics Where They Belong

A program to help farmers dispose of used agricultural plastics put more than 100 tons of the waste in the landfill. As David Sommerstein reports, the project is intended to spread the message that proper disposal of plastics isn't as expensive as many farmers think.  Go to full article

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