10 Things Other Countries Recycle But the U.S. Doesn’t
The United States lags far behind other countries when it comes to recycling, and the inability to recycle certain products could explain why.
No time to sort your recycled goods? That’s not a problem in Finland, where any waste is considered recyclable as long as it is not hazardous. All unsorted or mixed waste is collected and burned in a waste-to-energy plant, where it is turned into heat and electricity. Thanks to the country’s flexible recycling program, just three percent of Finland’s municipal waste ended up in landfills in 2016. American facilities, on the other hand, send about 25 percent of recycled items to the dump because they were improperly recycled. Feeling inspired? Try these genius ways to recycle just about everything in your own home.