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Would Buying Recycled Plastic Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? 5

By Recyclebank |

Do your plastic purchasing decisions make a positive effect on your carbon footprint? Find out!

Would Buying
Recycled Plastic
Reduce Your
Carbon Footprint?
Yes!

That’s because
recycled plastic needs
fewer fossil fuels to
make than virgin
plastic does.

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This isn't just true of recycled plastics either. Because mining, harvesting and creating new materials is almost always more energy intensive than recycling them, buying most kinds of recycled products does have a positive effect on your carbon footprint. Learn more about carbon footprint here »

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  • Sue C. 3 months ago
    I was of the belief that some materials already contain recycled plastic in them already because the manufacturer would have to initiate the change when offering their products. That would be determined when they make a change to the packaging of the product or container they are offered in. If it saves them money to do it that way and use recycled material perhaps that would mean a less expensive product for the consumer.
  • Lisa G. 3 months ago
    Great article
  • joanna l. 3 months ago
    The best solution is not to purchase plastics in the first place.
  • joanna l. 3 months ago
    Even those plastic bags from the stores can be recycled...most supermarkets have a bin for them (its a no-brainer, you go to the supermarket anyway)
  • Malikka F. 3 months ago
    Great article
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