How much energy is saved by washing an item to be recycled, or just recyclying something dirty (which will have to be cleaned later)?



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    Here’s a GREAT ARTICLE that spells out the whole recycling/cleaning process.  To summarize, it helps the recycling centers if you can at least rinse your products before you send them in.  However, the truth is the centers have an efficient process of cleaning and your hand washing may be slightly less efficient.  I suppose you could think of your rinsing as saving up good karma points rather than energy 🙂

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