Since the 1980s, the idea and practice of recycling has continued to expand. Gone are the days of simply placing your bottles, cans and newspapers in a bin at the curb for the sanitation to pick up. Everything from plastic to metal to batteries to electronics and so much more can now be recycled. And while you may feel great about doing your part to help protect the environment, it is important to realize what happens after those recyclables are picked up and the potential dangers awaiting the workers who process these materials.

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