Quiz: Is It Trash Or Recycling?

Quiz: Is It Trash Or Recycling?

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Just because a product says it’s recyclable doesn’t mean it is. Click through The Onion’s quiz to see if you can guess whether each of the following products belong in the trash or recycling.

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A Leatherback Sea Turtle

A Leatherback Sea Turtle

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Trash or recycling?

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Recycling

Recycling

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Leatherback sea turtles are recyclable! Just make sure to cut the turtle up into pieces first.

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Yogurt Cup

Yogurt Cup

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Trash or recycling?

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Trash

Trash

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Rinsing it out in the sink is so much work, and the garbage can is right there. Nobody is going to know. Just do it. It’ll be your dirty little secret.

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Crushed Spiders In Paper Towels

Crushed Spiders In Paper Towels

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Trash or recycling?

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Either

Either

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We both know you’re just gonna run it at arm’s length to the trash and drop it in whichever can is easier to open in your panic.

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Syringes

Syringes

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Trash or recycling?

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The Ground

The Ground

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Syringes are actually better left littered on the ground throughout the streets to serve as a misinformed visual metaphor for how a city has gotten dangerous.

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Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs

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Trash or recycling?

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Trash

Trash

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Bet you thought you were some sort of climate hero, didn’t you?

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Pizza Box

Pizza Box

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Trash or recycling?

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Recycling

Recycling

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All cardboard pizza boxes can be returned to a Papa John’s location, where they will be turned into fresh new pizzas.

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Sensitive Documents

Sensitive Documents

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Trash or recycling?

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Recycling

Recycling

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Come on, what are you trying to hide, anyway?

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Mayonnaise Jars

Mayonnaise Jars

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Trash or recycling?

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Recycling

Recycling

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Keep in mind, however, that recycling facilities will only accept them if you leave a couple spoonfuls behind as a tip.

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The Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa

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Trash or recycling?

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Trash

Trash

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It’s not like it’s a painting with boobs, or nipples, or a really cool horse.

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Glass Milk Jugs

Glass Milk Jugs

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Trash or recycling?

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Trash

Trash

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Unfortunately, if you’re getting milk in glass jugs, you live in a pre-recycling era.

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Cell Phones

Cell Phones

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Trash or recycling?

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Trash

Trash

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Although technically recyclable, it is much cooler to toss a cell phone into a dumpster like an action movie star who just committed a major crime and must leave behind no trace.

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Lithium-Ion Batteries

Lithium-Ion Batteries

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Trash or recycling?

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Recycling

Recycling

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If you even thought about trashing these you clearly don’t care about America maintaining its stronghold in critical minerals and retaining its superpower status.

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Plastic Bags

Plastic Bags

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Trash or recycling?

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Trash

Trash

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Unfortunately, plastic bags are no longer accepted at most recycling facilities because workers often mistake them for toys, put their heads inside them, and die from suffocation.

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Trash

Trash

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Trash or recycling?

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Recycling

Recycling

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Sending your garbage to the recycling plant ensures that the sorting machines stay busy and don’t slack off.

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That Thing In Your Hand

That Thing In Your Hand

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Trash or recycling?

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Trash

Trash

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Just throw it out. Who cares?

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