STRATFORD - A wildlife rescue organization in Weston is raising awareness about the dangers of improperly recycling non-recyclable plastic bottle caps.

Paul Nonnenmacher, who works for the Connecticut Resources Recover Authority in Stratford, says the type of plastic that is used to make bottle caps is not accepted at many recycling facilities.

Dara Reid, of Wildlife in Crisis, says that by sending bottle caps for recycling, many animals in the area are being harmed.

Reid says she sees about a dozen cases per year of animals who eat plastic bottle caps, causing various medical issues.

Both Reid and Nonnenmacher say residents can prevent the harmful effects by taking off bottle caps before putting the bottle in recycling and put them in the garbage to be taken to a dump.

For more information, you can visit Wildlife in Crisis