What to do with all the Styrofoam in your holiday packages

There’s a lot of junk that comes into the PPRE-Forevergreen plant in Charlotte, N.C. But once inside the building, the bales of comingled cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and other materials get started on a new life.

In many ways, the non-profit ministry runs a standard recycling operation. Workers break down the bales and sort the contents, then re-bale the materials and ship them back out.

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