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Common recycling mistakes and ways to help our environment

A pile of goods to be recycled at a recycling center

This story was originally published by WOOD-TV for "eightWest."

Michigan and states across the country are seeing big increases in curbside recycling since so many us are spending more time at home and working from home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

At the same, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) reports common mistakes are increasingly making their way into the recycling bins and causing problems within the recycling system.

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