ByHaley Shapley

Jan 18, 2017

While nearly 70 percent of Americans say they consistently recycle, only about 20 percent report consistently recycling in the bathroom.

A big reason for that is simply not being sure just what can and can’t go in the recycling bin. Knowledge is power, so take a look below at the infographic from Care To Recycle to make sure you’re recycling everything you can (and not inadvertently trying to recycle something you can’t). Then take the next step by adding a bin to your bathroom (only 14 percent of households have one!).

Recycle This, Not That, In the Bathroom

Editor’s Note: Earth911 partners with many industries, manufacturers and organizations to support its Recycling Directory, the largest in the nation, which is provided to consumers at no cost. Care To Recycle is one of these partners.

By Haley Shapley

Haley Shapley is based in Seattle, where recycling is just as cool as Macklemore, walking in the rain without an umbrella, and eating locally sourced food. She writes for a wide range of publications, covering everything from sustainability to fitness to travel. Read more of her work here.