Contamination of Recycling Bins in San Jose
Residents of San Jose, California, in the US, who contaminate their recycling bins might get a bright red refusal ticket on their curbside containers. Non-recyclables appeared in up to forty percent of household bins. This is a problem because even a dirty peanut butter jar can ruin a batch of recycled material. The city has decided to add a bin for food scraps to help alleviate the problem, and to conduct a study. Learn more about the situation here.