Biden Admin Seeks to Change Misleading Recycling Logo

Do you think the recycling logo is misleading?

  • 92.6k
    LeslieG
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    Symbols aren't nearly as important as everyone having access to high throughput recycling no matter where they live.

    Only 35% is recycled in the US. While that is a 5X increase since 1960 when it was 7% there is still a lot more to go.

    Our state is slightly above the national average at 39% while our county is at 60% and our building is one of the top contributors though we don't know the stats on that.

    There are 2,000 recycling facilities nationwide but 3,134 counties so not every county has a recycling center.

    https://www.rts.com/resources/guides/the-state-of-recycling-today/

  • 43.8k
    Andy
    Voted Angry
    06/01/2023

    Fix it turd followers. Yep all 3 of my dumbass Reps., cornyn, crenshaw and cruz! 🖕!

  • 25.3k
    Frank_001
    06/01/2023

    Do you think the recycling logo is misleading?

    YES!

    It is long past time to clear up the mess that the current logo has created.

    Personally, I prefer to see text, but a graphic is fine. We will need to repeatedly see the new graphic with texts, then, likely, after a few years, we'll know the meaning of each graphic.

     

  • 1,280
    anihundt
    Voted Sad
    06/02/2023

    We need a better recycling system.

  • 865
    J
    Voted Happy
    06/14/2023

    It may be most helpful to support  businesses that recycle all of the different plastics.  If there is a will there is a way.  Possibly a fee on the plastic makers and users that could be used to help start businesses that recycle plastic might be the incentive needed.

  • 13.3k
    MrGeer
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    yes, its unclear what is recylclable sometimes.

    more importantly, it should not be up to us as individuals. we are the consumers of the products produced. manufacturers need to be held to account. stop excessive plastic packaging.

  • 2,401
    Martha
    06/01/2023

    Yes, it is misleading on items that can't really be recycled.  So, mark items accurately, in order for consumer to properly recycle items.

  • 1,859
    Dawn
    Voted Angry
    06/01/2023

    There really should be several symbols, one for each level of recycling, and then a HUGE X to mark things that aren't recyclable at all.

  • 5,172
    Adam
    Voted Sad
    06/01/2023

    Well, yes, it's obviously misleading if they're putting it on things that can't be recycled.

  • 1,526
    Mike
    Voted Happy
    06/01/2023

    What the heck do smiley/frowny faces mean with this question?

  • 8,939
    Charles
    Voted Sad
    06/02/2023

    Do whatever it takes to promote recycling!

  • 3,677
    Kevin
    Voted Apathetic
    06/02/2023

    I know that not everything put in with recyclables makes it to a recycling center. Perhaps that is why interest in recycling has wained.

  • 504
    Henry
    Voted Apathetic
    06/02/2023

    The logo isn't misleading -- what we do with it is misleading.

  • 613
    Dona
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    Recycling logo is not misleading.  Please don't waste time or money messing with it. 

  • 1,124
    Lois
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    People who take the time to research information about recyclable materials do not rely on the marks on materials that they buy.  We also do NOT buy things in plastic, if we can avoid plastic.  But recycling in order to combat global climate change is really like trying to cure cancer with a band-aid.  Truthfully, we need major changes in manufacturing and product transport.  This will happen only when there are laws requiring these changes.  Sadly it looks like this may not happen until it is too late.  We already have microplastic in our drinking water!

  • 1,927
    Paul
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    Recycling numbers should be clearer, and all recyclable materials need to be mandated to be acceptable at all recycling stations.

  • 358
    Donna
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    Yes it's misleading because even if you see one on an item that doesn't necessarily mean it will end up getting recycled. Many items still wind up in landfills

  • 7,796
    PLZ
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    My garbage company allows recyclable 1-7.  If the 3-7 aren't recyclable then why should we be sorting them?!  Why isn't there more of a focus on replacements or process to properly dispose? 
    Instead of forgiving student loans, perhaps we should reward more research and developments to address varies forms of pollution. 
    Them comes the next big recycling of solar panels! SMH

  • 320
    Tim
    Voted Apathetic
    06/01/2023

    If an item is not recyclable then it should not have the recycle symbol. Those that do should receive a warning and then a fine if not corrected.

  • 2,934
    Gdbondii
    Voted Sad
    06/01/2023

    No but it can be abused

  • 856
    Bret
    Voted Angry
    06/01/2023

    "Recycling Logo Misleading?", these morons have apparently have nothing better to do.  Tell me, how did changing the logo for the Post Office in 1993 benefited anyone?