19 May '11, 6am

3 Plastics to Avoid: To avoid plastic waste and potential health risks from leaching chemicals, steer clear of p...

In America, we generate 10.5 million tons of plastic waste per year with only 1-2% being recycled . Ditching the synthetic material known as plastic is a tough endeavor for any American, even the greenest among us. In our everyday lives, it’s everywhere . It’s up to us to be vigilant about which plastic products we’re choosing to use and which ones must be avoided due to potentially toxic effects that can have serious consequences for our health. One trick you can use to figure out which plastics to avoid is to decode the recycling symbols and knowing what those numbers inside the triangular recycling code mean. Here are three to avoid: Plastic No. 3 Found in condiment bottles, teething rings, toys, shower curtains, window cleaner and detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, cooking oil bottles, clear food packaging, wire jacketing, medical equipment, siding, windows and piping...

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care2.com 17 May '11, 12am

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