Reduce, Reuse, Reimagine: Sorting Out the Recycling System

by Beth Porter

It seems so obvious now, but Beth was the first person I came across that pointed out the intentionality of the order of the R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and more). Once you read this, you’ll understand why recycling is so far down on the list. It would be great if everything you tossed in the recycling bin went back to the factory to become a brand new version of itself, but that is by far the exception, not the rule. A huge percentage of materials don’t even get recycled in the first place, and if they do, it’s rarely back into what it used to be. Get reading to find out more!

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