I always rinse out my cans and bottles before I toss them in the recycling bin, but according to Ideal Bite, it's unnecessary. In fact, you'll be saving water if you don't rinse out your recyclables. The Ideal Bite team advises that you scrape out any peanut butter stuck in the jar, but any scouring beyond that is both excessive and unneeded. For more great green advice, check out Ideal Bite, or better yet, sign up for their online daily newsletter.
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