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Paper and plastic bottles typically come to mind when we think about recycling, but they're only a fraction of our waste this company wants to make our waste stream 100% recyclable.
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Everyone knows that bottles and cans can be recycled, but what about everything else? Can you recycle old snack packages? Can you recycle contact lenses? Can you recycle gum? We're about to find out. One Small Step host Lucy Biggers is here to answer the question: can everything be recycled?

According to the EPA only about 34% of the waste stream in America gets recycled. One large part of the issue, aside from consumer behaviors, is that it takes a lot of time and energy for companies to clean and sort recyclable materials. That's where TerraCycle comes in.

TerraCycle is a company with a mission to make our waste stream 100% recyclable. Follow Lucy as she visits TerraCycle's headquarters ion New Jersey to find out the truth behind this question: is it possible to recycle everything?

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