Since we are on the topic of reusing materials to reduce carbon emissions, I was thinking about how people throw away plastic containers before even trying to reuse them. I try to reuse plastic containers whenever i can, but sometimes these containers are dirty and need to be washed. So, I began to ask the question, “Can you wash some plastics in the dishwasher?” I researched the topic and came up with this verdict: you can wash some but not others. It depends on the thickness of the plastic and whether or not it will hold up to the heat and detergents used in the washing machine. Here is a helpful site that determines if your plastic is safe to wash.