How much plastic do Americans recycle?

Answer In 2005, the amount of post-consumer plastics recycled in America reached an all-time high with 2.1 billion lbs. of plastic recycled. An additional 922 million lbs. of HDPE and plastic jugs were al... Read More »

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Can you recycle No. 6 plastic?

You can recycle No. 6 plastic items, but it can be difficult to find recycling programs that accept them. No. 6 plastic items are recycled into rulers, foam packing, insulation, light switch plates... Read More »

How to Recycle Van Plastic?

Plastic materials contain dangerous gases that can damage the Earth's atmosphere if not recycled properly. Most vans and cars have plastic interiors, including seats, door compartments and dashboar... Read More »

Does anyone pay to recycle plastic?

Many companies are in the plastics recycling business and will pay individuals and companies to buy the material. Some of them include Joe's Plastics in Los Angeles; Southwest Plastics Recycling in... Read More »

What happens if you don't recycle plastic?

On One Hand: Piling Up PlasticThose who do not recycle plastic are adding to landfills a product that is not usually biodegradable. Many plastic products can take generations to break down and deco... Read More »