“If you’ve ever been perplexed by the byzantine rules of recycling, you’re not alone…you’ll want to read Can I Recycle This?… An extensive look at what you can and cannot chuck into your blue bin.” —The Washington Post
Can I Recycle This? is the first illustrated guidebook that answers the age-old question.
Men and women all over the world have stood by their bins, holding an everyday object, wondering, “Can I recycle this?” since the beginning of the recycling system. This simple question probes our environmental concerns, our efforts to keep our homes and communities clean, and our interactions with local government.Every municipality appears to have its own recycling rules, with exceptions and caveats at every turn, leaving the average American scratching her head over the simple act of throwing something away.”Can I Recycle This?”takes readers on a quick but informative tour of how recycling actually works (apart from the propaganda we were all taught as children). This book explains whether or not dozens of common household items can be recycled, as well as the information you’ll need to make that decision for anything else you come across.
Jennie Romer has spent years helping cities and states across America better deal with the waste they produce, including assisting in the drafting of meaningful legislation to help communities better process their waste and produce less of it in the first place.She’s condensed her years of experience into this nonjudgmental, user-friendly guide that will change the way you think about what you throw away and how you dispose of it.