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I'm attempting to create an app that uses barcodes of items to decide whether they are recyclable or not. I am already able to go from the barcode to the item, but I am unable to find any database or anything linking item names to their material or their recyclability. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Even if the item itself isn't recyclable, the packaging might be. (eg, food containers). Other items may be recycled if disassembled, which requires taking them to specialty recyclers, and not a curb-side pickup ... so the response won't just be a simple binary yes/no. – Joe Oct 27 '14 at 16:18

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