Recycling & compost

Tell the EPA to regulate the “widely recyclable” label

Sigmund |

The raised edge of a recycling symbol on a piece of plastic should inspire confidence that we can repurpose some of the plastics we aren’t able to avoid.

A new “widely recyclable” label created by the plastics industry will make it look as though many plastics can be recycled. But widely used plastics like polypropylene are not widely recycled — only 2.7% of polypropylene plastic packaging is recycled in the U.S.

Tell the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that “widely recyclable” labels shouldn’t apply to plastic that never gets recycled.