What Happens To The Recycling Trash Once It's Picked Up From Your House

Categories: Green

I hope this video creates a conscience with our readers, this is just an example from one city, imagine the amount of recyclables collected in every city of this country. We need to be mindful of our purchases and the trash it creates. The less packaging it contains the less waste we will make.

Everyday 600 Tons of recycling is picked up in San Francisco and its all brought to the Recycle Center at Pier 96. From there its piled, put in conveyers and sorted.

In addition to hand sorting other technologies are also used. A spinning disc screen separates paper and other lightweight items.

A magnet separates metal like steel cans, etc. 

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