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Broken Pottery

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Updated on March 9, 2019

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Instructions

Broken pottery can't be recycled because it would be too dangerous for recycling station operators.

Alternatives

Use smaller pieces at the bottom of potted plants for drainage.

Facts

Pottery and ceramic materials have a remarkable lifespan, stretching back through recorded history and beyond. The oldest known pottery found to date, from the Jiangxi province of China, is more than 20,000 years old.

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