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Fun Facts About Plastic

By Recyclebank |

What is plastic made of? What plastics can be recycled? How much plastic gets recycled?

One great reason to recycle plastic products is that virgin plastics come from petrolium oil, which requires significantly more resources to extract from the earth than the resources needed to recycle plastic materials that already exist.

Another great reason to recycle plastic is that doing so keeps these valuable materials in the economy rather than being lost to a landfill.

Finally, recycling plastic keeps it out of the natural environment where it would otherwise contaminate waterways and harm wildlife all the way up the food chain to human beings.

Learn more about how plastic is made »

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  • Andrey V. 2 years ago
    Hydrocarbonic plastic actually possible to recycling only 7 ones, later (very ecologic) - filling special cheap hollow furniture or hermeting and put back into the mines; idea - give for 100 kg hydrocarbonic plastic - 1 kg silicone plastic.
  • Tracey L. 2 years ago
    This is fun and I get rewards for doing this!
    • jeff j. 2 years ago
      Fun and rewarding. Cant go wrong Tracey. When I'm done with all the good magazines I get, I take them to a local Veterans Hospital. They really appreciate them and they recycle them thereafter. Win-win.
  • Floyd G. 2 years ago
    We recycle plastic lids all the time knowing that it can help the recycling process for plastic.
  • Eric H. 2 years ago
    9.5% for the US is pathetic
    • Gina G. 2 years ago
      You are so right. We have noticed that there are "plastic bag" trees reproducing as people let them fly off into the roads. How sad for the flora and fauna.