Is that recyclable? Plastic bottle caps

RECYCLING. Your head-scratchers answered: Caps on?

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| 08 Jan 2024 | 02:20

“No, they are generally not recyclable in curbside recycling programs. However, it is OK if they are left on the bottle as they are removed in processing further downstream,” said recycling coordinator Ermin Siljkovic. A recycling symbol doesn’t mean it can be recycled. “The plastics industry tends to place this symbol on most plastic items, much of which are not accepted in a typical curbside recycling program,” he said.