Misconceptions make recycling more difficult

Teresa Bishop, Waste Management’s public affairs manager, said there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding recycling. Many people think anything that’s plastic can go in the bin, but that’s not true, she said. Plastic bags, for instance, are a huge “no-no.” They get caught in the machinery and can shut down the recycling facilities. They […]

Upcycling possibilities are only limited by imagination

OKEECHOBEE — “Upcycling” and “recycling” are terms that are often used interchangeably, but they are not actually the same. According to UpcycleThat.com, upcycling is defined as “The act of taking something no longer in use and giving it a second life and new function. In doing so, the finished product often becomes more practical, valuable […]