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.
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