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Small Business and Home - Recycling Plastic Bottles

Plastic and more specifically plastic bottles is among the most common recyclable materials (which also includes cardboard, paper metal, glass and textiles.  Recycling is simply the process of reusing  used materials and converting them into new products or other derivatives.

Plastic is a Non-Biodegradable Product that is widely used in many different ways. Each year in the U.S. alone roughly 40 billion plastic bottles are produced, and a great majority are disposed of soon after they are used. Not only do these discarded plastic bottles end up in landfills, but they also end up in our oceans, rivers, lakes and ponds where they destroy many of their natural inhabitants. 

 Not only can we recycle at work, but we can also start recycling plastic bottles within our homes. Some basic tips for recycling plastic bottles from our office and homes are as follows:

 Call your local Recycling Coordinator to see if there are plastic recycling programs in place or facilities for handling plastic bottle recycling. Oftentimes the type of plastic will be referred to by the number denoted on the plastic material (that is inside the triangle).

 The local recycling facility will expect you to remove the caps, empty, rinse and clean the bottles until they are odor-free and label-free prior to bringing  them to the facility. The plastic caps and labels should be removed and discarded to help with the recycling process. The procedures for plastic bottle processing and refunds vary nationwide depending upon state and county guidelines. Some areas have local bottle banks and drop off locations while others have curbside collection programs. 

 The recycling of plastic bottles is very beneficial for saving resources and the environment and with just a little extra effort we can all do our part to help the cause.

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