The latest lesson on how to recycle comes via a viral video on TikTok. That's right, the social media video platform some people want to ban but that your kids are glued to.
The Outagamie County Recycling and Solid Waste department in Wisconsin is making an art out of sharing recycling rules via TikTok videos. Its most recent one, on why not to put Christmas lights in the recycling bin, has gotten more than 1 million views since Dec. 14.
"This is just something we thought would be fun to get the word out and educate people on the right way to recycle," Phil Schreiber, recycling and solid waste maintenance technician, told the Post Crescent. "I'm excited that we get to have some fun at work and still educate the public."
Schreiber, as his character "Philthy Philm," is the star of the video. And don't worry, other recycling no-nos, like putting film in recycling bins, have also been highlighted in past TikToks.
"Don't be a drag, dump out your bag!" Philthy Philm says in another video. You can find them all here.