How many plastic bottles are thrown away each year?

Answer Americans throw out an average of 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. This makes 60 million bottles a day--nearly 22 billion a year. Recycling and reusing plastic bottles, as well as drinking w... Read More »

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How many plastic bottles are made each year?

Roughly 38 billion water bottles are produced each year. This plastic, which is worth about $1 billion dollars, usually ends up in our landfills. About 25 percent of bottled water is just tap water... Read More »

Differences Between Reusable Water Bottles and Plastic Bottles?

Designers and manufacturers make water bottles in a variety of different styles and shapes. If a bottle is a single use only, attention is paid to certain aspects, such as safety-sealed lids. If a ... Read More »

If plastic water bottle lid melted badly onto dishwasher element would other plastics absorb toxins if present Concerned about toxicitycontamination of plastic baby bottles in washer at time?

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How many plastic bottles are in a ton?

There are 36,000 16-ounce plastic bottles in one ton, and 38,000 20-ounce bottles per ton. It takes 24,000 one-liter bottles to make a ton and 18,000 two-liter bottles to make a ton. But, it only t... Read More »