11: Recycle number 3: PVC

11: Recycle number 3: PVC

I can recycle plastic #1, and plastic #2, so I can probably maybe sometimes recycle plastic #3, right?

WRONG!

From nationofchange.org:

Plastic #3 is used to make food wrap, plumbing pipes, and detergent bottles, and is seldom accepted by curbside recycling programs. These plastics used to, and still may, contain phthalates, which are linked to numerous health issues ranging from developmental problems to miscarriages. They also contain DEHA, which can be carcinogenic with long-term exposure. DEHA has also been linked to loss of bone mass and liver problems. Don’t cook with or burn this plastic.

Phthalates?? Phthooey!

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