What are facts about recycling plastic?
- Each year Americans alone throw away 18 billion disposable diapers. In perspective, this is enough to extend from the earth to the moon and back 7 times.
- In 2 weeks, Americans throw enough glass bottles and jars out to fill the New York Trade Center's twin towers.
- Americans go through on average 2.5 million plastic bottles per hour.
- 58% of U.S. newspapers are recycled.
- 500,000 trees could be saved from being cut down if every family in the United States recycled their newspaper.
- Ford Motor Company indicates that 75% of every vehicle is recyclable.
- Dishwashers use about 11 gallons of water. Hand washed dishes use up approximately 16 gallons.
- Taking a bath, half full of water, uses around 20 gallons of water. However, an average length shower only uses about 13 gallons.
- Americans normally use about 70 gallons of water each day.
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All plastic can be recycled, so, yes, plastic bottle tops can be recycled. . But maybe your town or city doesn't recycle them. So check. . Bottle tops are usually made from Plastic #5 and the bottles are usually made from Plastic #1. So they have to be separated. . Take the bottle caps OFF an…d then recycle both the cap and the bottle. A: Plastic recycling is very complex and requires that the same types of plastics be separated from other types so as to not ruin the meld. Also, just because plastic has the "chasing arrows" doesn't mean that they are recyclable in your area. This just tells the trained eye what type of plastic they are. The tops of the water bottles are often made from a plastic resin which is obviously different from the plastic used to make the bottle. When plastic is recycled and melted down it is crucial that all the plastic is the same type. If different plastics gets mixed into a batch, the batch is downgraded. To be safe, I would at minimum remove the plastic bottle cap from the bottle to make the recycling process easier. See the link below. Yes indeed, they should be recycled. They are a different kind of plastic, so they should not be left on the bottles. I have as yet only found one company that recycles plastic bottle caps.Aveda is a beauty care product company and is accepting plastic bottle caps that they have recyled into new caps and containers for their products.See their web site: http://aveda.aveda.com/aboutaveda/caps.aspI would love to hear of any other locations for recycling bottle caps. (MORE)
Yes, because they are plastic and plastic is recyclable so give back to the community!:)
So people can use it again. It's also made from oil which we need to conserve.
If plastics are not recycled but are dumped on the ground, grazinganimals may choke if they swallow shreds of plastic paper. Plasticwrap can also accumulate water during rainy season and that canescalate the breeding of mosquitoes, exposing animals to malariaattacks.
Facts about recycling include that using recycled glass requires 40percent less energy. In America alone people use 200 millionaluminum cans each and every day.
70% of trash that is thrown away could have been recycled. one aluminum can that is recycled could let u use the computer for 3 hours. One ton of newspaper saved 17 trees.One glass bottle that is recycled could light up 100 wat light bulps for 4 hours. Turning off the water while you brush your teet…h could save you 1 gallon of water. (MORE)
You can recycle any type of plastic including PET, HDPE, Vinyl,LDPE, PP Polypropylene, etc. For specific items in these categoriesand current recycling prices check the link. All plastics are recyclable. But not all recycling companies candeal with every kind of plastic. Many will not take polystyre…ne(styrofoam), for example. Plastic bottles and containers are usually marked with the Resin ID Number on the bottom (1 to 7 ) within a triangle with three chasing arrows. That sign does not mean it can be recycled. It merely tells what kind of plastic has been used.All plastic can be recycled, even styrofoam and cling wrap. However some kinds may not be economical to recycle in your area. You have to check with your local authorities or the recycling plant just what plastics they will accept. (MORE)
It wouldn't use oil under the ground because we use alot of oil for plastic and we would keep the animals safe. Here's an old proverb that I think sums it all up nicely. "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we merely borrow it from our children." We can do so much to help protect our …environment if we just open our eyes and do what is right. For starters, it should be made law to recycle paper, plastics, cans and anything else that can be reused! We need trees and so do other animals, birds and insects etc. More should be done to protect them and recycle what we've got instead of consuming natural resources as if they were limitless. In the sea, hundreds of turtle, dolphins and fish, are dying to untangletmen with plastic products and in land birds are dying when its habitat is destroyed. Reclycling will save those and other species making the seas safer and habitats lasting longer. (MORE)
It is always necessary to recycle and reuse wherever it is possible. Because it will prevent exploitation of natural resources. Do you know that it takes almost 50% less resources to make recycled products than making a new one from the scratch. www.trashinme.com
We should recycle plastic bags because it will stop the animals dying and also save on crude oil.
Plastics that are put out into the curbside collection are taken to the recycling depot where they are sorted. Some plastic can only be delivered into certain plants so most of it ends up in landfill. Plastic is melted down from its form and turned into a new product.
If you recycle plastic bottles (water bottles) with the top on they do not get recycled
In modern clothing, yes and no. The majority of the material is in fact recycled plastics mixed with other synthetic and natural fibers. However your classic wool fleece, is still mostly if not entirely sheep's wool.
It is impotant to recycle plastic because it helps our imvirement in many different ways. and keeps us same and there are many pros that you can contact to know more about it.
The question is too broad. There are some 200-300 different types of plastics, and most can be recycled to some extent. Each has different used. For instance: milk jugs are commonly made of HDPE (High Density Polyethelene), an easily recycled material. Recycled HDPE is often reformed to make carpet,… drinking glasses and cups, crates, decking and building materials, roofing, filler for potholes, tool sheds, children's toys, and a thousand other items. Polylactide, a form of biodegradable plastics that has been used to make those light grocery bags everyone complains about clogging up sewer drains and fish gills, is less recyclable, due largely to the speed with which it degrades. Not a typical petro or chemical plastic, it is largely a starch polymer, and turns quickly into a mild fertilizer. (MORE)
Recycled plastic is turned into plastic resin, which is then used to make mobile garbage bins, storm water pipes, crates and new soft drink bottles. New plastic is made from oil, and the world is running out of oil. If you fill a plastic soft drink bottle one third full of oil, that's how much oi…l it takes to make just one new bottle. Recycling is far more energy efficient. (MORE)
Recyling plastic can help the community by not letting fly around. Also, the 6-pack soda can holders can get around animals necks and choke them.
plastic bags can be recycled, but it will create a lot more pollution to recycle them. plastic can be recycled by melting them and renewing them. but this process release many other harmful chemicals in the air It can be recycled in many different ways. it can be used as a hat, a cover up for your s…hoe, a book carier, or even a waste bag for your garbage, or if you feel like you might be sick... also give it to a homless person Plastic bags can be reused easily since they are sturdier than paper bags. There are also tons of uses for them - carrying, stuffing, etc. (MORE)
Recycling plastic is free at local supermarkets, you get paid depending on what state you live in
All plastics can be recycled. But there may be nobody in your area who can recycle all the plastics available. Recycling of plastic wrap, for example, is possible, but as it is usually used for wrapping food, it is often contaminated. So it has to be cleaned first. This adds another step to the p…rocess and adds to the cost of recovery. Styrofoam can be recycled. Australia, for example, has collection points in all the capital cities. However they only welcome fruit and vegetable crates. They don't want the small polystyrene trays that have held food, and they charge to accept other kinds of styrofoam packaging. (MORE)
Recycling plastic helps the planet because the bottles or objects don't end up in the ocean, or littered all over the place. It will not pollute the earth, and therefore make it cleaner.
Recycling plastic presents the potential for environmental threat,as plastic produces fumes that can harm animal and plant life nearthe industrial site. This also can cause harm the health of peoplethat are in contact with recycled plastics through plastic resin.
They all are ... but not mixed together. All plastic on Earth can be recycled. Plastic is a recycable material. However, people are not recycling plastic and they just dump it straight into the bin, which goes to the incineration plant.
plastic toys or metal toys like metal toy robot can be recycled (like aluminum,plastic,glass etc) so yes toys can be recycled
All plastic can be recycled, but as there are many different kinds, they are best recycled individually. Most recycling schemes will not take thin plastic films or tapes as they are often contaminated with food or glue and have to be cleaned first. This is not economical.
Because of the energy lost in the recycling process. Recycled goods must be extensively processed, while a reused container doesn't have to be processed at all. This means that the water, electricity, and other materials that are consumed in the recycling process are saved.
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Yes, plastic bottles can be recycled. Although the process is complex, plastic recycling is possible with the melting of the bottles. After the plastic is melted, it can be made into more bottles of other things such as chairs and boxes. . Yes 1 through to 7
It is cheaper to produce virgin plastic vs recycling it. This is because the cost to recover, separate, transport, process, and manufacture recycled plastic into reusable resin is very high.
Chop them into little pieces, rinse the pieces in water, melt them, blow new bottles. They wash them, grind them up and melt them to turn them back into resin, which they then use like it was virgin PET resin.
No, not all types of plastic are recycable. To check if it is, look for the "able to be recycled" sign (usually found on the bottom of the product). Although, sometimes companies will not add that sign and you may have to ask them somehow.
Most recycling bins are made of different types of plastic for a few reasons: . Plastic can be made using large amounts of recycled content which is better for the environment . The color of the plastic can be easily customized to match different recycling programs . Most plastics are 100% rec…yclable . Plastic is durable enough to hold large amounts of recyclables . Plastic will not rust or dent unlike concrete or metal . The manufacturing of plastic recycling bins has a smaller carbon foot print then ones manufactured out of metal (MORE)
When you put something in the bin, and it is taken into the garbage, it is pressed onto the ground later on to rot, and plastic can take up to 1,000 years rotting. Think of all the plants it would choke during such a long time! But note that there are different types of plastic.
Plastic is recycled into more plastic products. There are also many building materials made out of recycled plastics, these are good for outdoor use since they never rot.
Because it helps it to be soft and it's made out of palstic becausethere is oil in fleeces
It will be burnt melted and destroyed or buried in a land fill as pollution. well sort of it will be put in a landfill with all the rest of the garbage and when all the garbage is gone beside the plastic they keep the plastic from all the other garbage fills and pat it up and make a new one which is… hard! (MORE)
They wind up in the landfill. The dirty little secret of "recycling" programs is that they may wind up there anyway; it's not always possible to recycle plastics, though it's sometimes possible to use recycled plastic for less demanding applications (like, say, parking blocks) and there have been so…me improvements for certain types of plastics in the last decade or so. (MORE)
Yes, you can waste and recycle hangers because they are plastic and can be reused. :)
Plastic is recycled at a recycling plant. It is sorted, washed and eventually melted down and manufactured into various products.
All plastic is recyclable, but you may find it difficult to find a company that will accept it. Plastic wrap is often contaminated with food and is difficult to clean before recycling.
Recyclable plastic has a triangle recycle symbol with a number identifying the plastic. 1-6 can all be recycled. 1.Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 2.High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) 3.V Vinyl/Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 4.LDPE Low-Density Polyethylene 5.PP Polypropylene Refrigerated containers. …6.PS Polystyrene 7. other plastics, cannot be recycled. . (MORE)
Recycling plastic bottles has many advantages to it, which include: . The oil which would normally be used to make plastic could be used for other purposes, such as appliances. . Plastic is not biodegradable, which means that it does not decompose over time, meaning it will remain in our land fil…ls forever. . The factories that produce plastic emit harmful carbon dioxide which contributes to the greenhouse effect. . The energy put into making plastic could be used for producing other products, conserving energy. All in all, plastic is nothing but harmful to the environment, and all though it may be useful and cheap, recycling plastic bottles will greatly benefit the environment and is the way to go. (MORE)
The recycling of plastics became popular back in the early 1980's when it became good money to recycle most used products. The amount of world plastic pollution became a concerning worry due to the highy volume of waste plastic and the long break down life of plastic.
Of course. That's why there are "REDUCE.REUSE.RECYCLE" in some plastic bags. There are different ways to recycle. Depends in your own use.
Generally there are no recycling restrictions on plastic labels. These labels are removed during the final cleaning stage of the recycling process by the secondary manufacturer.
Most plastic gift bags are not recyclable because they contain more than just plastic, usually some sort of cardboard and the polyester string used for handles are all recyclable seperately but together they are not.
One can recycle plastic bottles from: Earth911, Recycle Now, Environmental Protection Agency, green Earth Society, Nation of Change, The Daily Green, to name a few. One just needs to enter their location into one of these websites and find recycling areas close them.
This 100% depends on where you are. Where I am plastic bottles have a refundible deposit, so yes. . Many places do not.
Certain plastics are not actually certain. Take the example of aketchup bottle--it is constructed of several layers of differentpolymers, each designed to impart a special quality to thecontainer. Some are flexible while others are difficult topuncture. Such a mix has little recycle value because it… is costprohibitive to separate the material. That brings up another reason: The market. If there is no demandfor the product (this holds for recyclable materials, too) themarket will not support it. Take Styrofoam as an example. Styreneplastic is easily recyclable but, when you turn it into a foam, itsimply takes up too much space in the truck to make the load worthmore than the fuel and transportation costs to carry it to arecycler. It is cheaper then, to carry it to the nearest landfill. One of the first things an engineer learns is that anything ispossible if you throw enough money at it. (MORE)
Yes because it is made with natural oils/materials which makes itable to get burned down and reused for another product