How to Properly Dispose of Stickers

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Stickers are commonly used for decoration or labeling but can pose challenges when it comes to recycling. Most stickers are made from a combination of materials, including paper, adhesive, and sometimes a plastic coating or film. To avoid sending stickers to the landfill, here are a few responsible methods:

1. Reuse: If the sticker is still in good condition, consider reusing it. You can apply it to notebooks, laptops, water bottles, or other surfaces.

2. Scrapbooking or Crafts: Use stickers in scrapbooking projects or other crafts to give them a second life.

3. Donation: If you have a large number of stickers that you no longer need, consider donating them to schools, community centers, or art programs.

4. Landfill: If the stickers cannot be reused or donated, they should be disposed of in the landfill. However, be cautious if the stickers have a plastic coating or film, as they may not break down easily.