When our rivers rise these days, the often carry an accumulation
of cans, bottles, plastic jugs, chunks of styrofoam and other
trash downstream. Much of this garbage finds its way into Puget
Sound. The 1990 "Coast Weeks" clean-up "harvested" some 15 tons
of refuse from our Sound beaches.
Recycling improves water quality in the Puget Sound watershed.
The purchases we make relate directly to or production of garbage.
Just recognizing some of the categories of recyclable materials
will help you make wise decisions when you buy.