Have you ever wondered what happens once you toss that plastic bottle in a recycling bin?

Have you ever wondered what happens once you toss that plastic bottle in a recycling bin? We talked to recycling experts, who explained the journey of recycled plastic through the system and why much of it doesn’t get recycled, and about how we can prevent plastic waste. Find out the 15 things you should never throw in the recycling bin. While you might think any old plastic container you toss into your recycling bin at home gets recycled, that’s not the case. Worse, you may be ruining the chances of other items in your bin getting recycled by doing so, especially if you don’t go the extra step and rinse out the container. (That leftover spaghetti sauce could ruin otherwise recyclable newspaper, for instance.) “Recycling is more effective when we limit wish-cycling—the tendency to toss every kind of plastic into a bin and hope that it gets recycled,” says Perry Wheeler spokesperson for Greenpeace. So what can you do? First, start by checking the number inside that little triangle on the bottom of the container. “Only PET (#1) bottle and HDPE (#2) bottles are recyclable in the United States so don’t put other types of plastics in the recycling bin,” says Jan Dell, a chemical engi...

People who say they prefer winter always sound like people who say they don’t like The

People who say they prefer winter always sound like people who say they don’t like The Beatles – contrary for the sake of it. That said, we can’t stop the passage of time, and winter is well on its way. We might as well find something to enjoy about it. A few short months ago, we spoke about the perfumes to wear when you’d like to smell as if you own a luxury beach house. That time is behind us now, but there is a similarly aspirational aesthetic for the cooler months. Rather than breezy linen shirts and Persol sunglasses, we’re talking silk slip dresses and cashmere V-necks. Many of the most striking, memorable and romantic fragrances on the market right now smell like they’re meant to be worn next to an open fire with a glass of wine, so put on that one Gillian Welch album and let’s consider them. READ MORE:* How to smell like you own a luxe beach house * These are the products I’ll be buying again in 2019 The obvious answer here is Maison Margiela’s By The Fireplace, $187 for 100ml EDT, but it’s spent so much time on these pages that it seems fair to add in the same brand’s Jazz Club, also $187. Where By The Firepla...