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11/24/2012 01:04 pm ET

Recyclable Materials: How Many Times You Can Reuse Aluminum, Paper, Glass And More

From Earth911's Kathryn Sukalich:

If you have curbside pickup for recyclables at your home, you probably have a general idea of what materials can be recycled. Some products like glass and paper can go into your bin without much thought. Other materials like unusual plastics can be a little trickier.

Have you ever wondered, though, how many times the items you throw into the recycling bin have already been to the recycling center? Some materials have probably made many trips, while others have made none. Keep reading to test your recycling knowledge and find out how many times common materials can be recycled and what unique ways they find new life.

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