Plastic Recycling Facts

Plastic RecyclingPlastics are an important part of our modern lives. They are used to manufacture many of the products that we use on a daily basis like containers, toys, and furniture. This large use of plastics means we need to make an effort to recycle it. Currently Plastics make up more than 12 percent of our trash.

Below are a number of plastic recycling facts.
  • Recycling 1 ton of plastic can save over 7 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • Over 25 billion styrofoam cups are thrown away in the United States each year.
  • Over 1,600 businesses are involved in recycling post-consumer plastics.
  • Americans use 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour and most and not recycled.
  • Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy than incinerating it
  • Only around 27% of plastic bottles are recycled.


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