Wide world of recyclingU.K. residents panic over contamination rates, and where you recycle that bottle differs greatly among countries.

U.K.: Several media reports on a rise of contamination among curbside recyclables has caused an uproar in the U.K. The BBC, among others, reported an 84 percent increase in recyclables that were rejected due to contamination, but according to MRW, the increase only accounts for 3 percent of collected materials.

Germany: A Canadian expat reminds us there is more than one way to recycle. Jessica Scott-Reid writes for the Wall Street Journal about how the recycling culture differs by country.