Chances are, you’ve bought a plastic container at some point in your life—and since it had those three little arrows on the bottom, you figured you could recycle it. But those symbols mean a lot more than you think. They tell you what kind of plastic a product is made from, and even how recyclable it is. The truth is, recycling doesn’t start at the blue bin. It starts the moment you make a purchase. Watch this video to find out how to be smarter at recycling. It’s easier than you think.
Produced by Gabriel Reilich
Written and Directed by Doug Patterson
Graphics by Jake Infusino
Music by Henry Ruppe