If you ever get confused about what items you need to rinse out and which plastics you can recycle, there is an event coming up that might be helpful.

Local First Arizona will hold Sustainable Series: Understanding Plastics from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24 at The Refuge at 4727 N. 7th Ave. Panelists John Strawn, owner of The Refuge Café; Garret Schwartz, CEO and founder of Resinate Remanufacturing and J.B. Shaw, recycling coordinator with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, will speak at the event. These experts will provide detailed information on how plastic is made, how you may reduce it, ways to reuse it, what the plastic gets recycled into and what they believe the future of recycling will bring. You may ask questions and learn more about how to help the planet.

To RSVP for this event, visit localfirstaz.com.