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non-recyclable products

5 Waste Products That Are Not Easy to Recycle

Non-Recyclable products

Want to know about the most difficult products to be recycled?

Although the recycling industry has come a long way with advancement and innovation in technology and recycling mechanisms, there are many products that are still very difficult to be recycled.

Few products that are the hardest to recycle are:

1.Plastic Bottle Lids: While the rest of the plastic bottle can be recycled, there is no mechanism to recycle a plastic bottle lid. But you can always reuse it in many ways: use it as a coin holder, use it as a magnet for the refrigerator or keep the seeds in it.

2. Expired Cosmetics: If you use cosmetics for personal and environmental care, it may feel good when you share your cosmetics with other people after you have used them for so long. However, there are still some small amounts of chemicals and preservatives left inside that cannot be washed away easily. These residues will contaminate other products if they are being mixed during the recycling process. That’s what makes it extremely difficult to be recycled.

3. Mobile Phones: Few parts of mobile phones are difficult to be separated. For example, the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen is made of glass while circuit boards are made of plastic. Although the screens can be recycled in a special plant that turns them back into glass, circuit boards will always have some metal pieces which cannot be melted and recycled back into metal. Therefore, there is no easy way to recycle them.

4. Disposable Diapers: Although some disposable diapers can be recycled, most cannot. In fact, they are the items that contain the largest amounts of plastic in household waste. This is because they have been designed to hold urine and feces inside and should keep their shape under normal conditions. So once they have been used for so long, there is no way they will decompose easily.

5. Laptop Batteries: Since laptop batteries are often made from lithium-ion cells which contain toxic metals such as cadmium and lead, recycling programs may not be able to sort out these batteries effectively to prevent the toxins from entering into our ecosystem.

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