Packaging Is Confusing
One of the biggest barriers for my recycling is when I have something I'm ready to dispose of, walk to the garbage area and hesitate to know whether it should go in the trash or recycling.
So I'm walking up to the garbage and recycling bins, holding a bag of chips with paper and plastic on it. What do I do? The paper is recyclable, I know, but what about the plastic? It is very confusing. There are so many types of materials out there that I just never know. In that moment of hesitation I never know, do I assume it is recyclable or will that mess up all of the other stuff in the whole recycling truck if I put a bad apple in there.
A bag with paper and plastic... my nightmare!