So the new knowledge is that this can be recycled only if it’s cleaned out. But, the amount of water it would take to clean it means you’re actually using more resources than you would save from recycling.
Due to recent reporting, recycling skepticism has found its way into more mainstream conversations. Of course there were people who never recycled anything in their lives, but there were also people who have made certain decisions for 20 years because they told themselves a story about what happened with their waste.
It turns out we’re bad at recycling, and the factories that process it stopped wanting to buy it. Thus, prices fell and processing recycling became a less viable business. So now here we are.
Unless you have a smart way to get the almond butter out of the jar without using much water, it sounds like you might as well save the water and the heat and just throw that thing in the trash.