HOW TO READ LABELS ON PLASTIC CONTAINERS

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Unfortunately, the average consumer is buying more and more products packaged in plastic. It’s getting harder and harder to find non-plastic containers. So what should the educated consumer do? Obviously, buying products packaged in tin, glass or aluminum increases recyclability and reduces toxins like BPA in our diets. But if you have to buy plastic, what’s the best option? We all know those little numbers on plastic products identify the specific type of plastic. But which ones are less toxic? Which ones are really getting recycled as compared to those that get thrown into the bins destined for the waste dump or underdeveloped countries?  Learn more by using this handy guide: /articles/article_11653.cfm