I was watching crazy Ed Begley Jr on his HGTV show and his wife was telling this woman that you have to take the lid off of water bottles before recycling. If you don't, they won't recycle them!! I don't really drink much bottled water or coke, but there are times when I do and I never knew to take off the lid. That upsets me because I've recycled so many bottles throughout my life and they probably ended up in some landfill.
The lids are recyclable, but you have to take them off because they are different types of plastic. The machines that are used to compress the bottles don't always work with the lids on.
Maybe I'm late to the game, but still thought I'd pass it on to anyone that doesn't know.
Also, I love my new lens very very much.