Single source‘ recycling is different from ‘single stream‘ recycling.

In single stream recycling all recycling products are disposed of together and the single stream recycling facilities collect and sort the products to be recycled.

Single source‘ recycling is where the products are disposed of by consumers in separate containers.

Giving the responsibility of sorting the products to the consumers. Making the overall process more efficient and transferring the responsibility of sorting to the consumer. With a single source recycling campaign using color coded containers, manufacturers would take responsibility to assure their products were properly recycled after their initial usage expired. Symbolic coding on containers and packaging would provide consumers a visual cue on how the specific product could safely and efficiently be disposed of.


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