What happens to plastic after it has been recycled?

Answer After recyclable plastic is collected from the curbside it goes through a long process before it can be made usable again. While different types of plastic may be processed in different ways, the o... Read More »

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What can plastic be recycled into?

A plastic item utilizes a coding system that identifies the types of resins it contains. Most codes are typically found on the bottom of the container, such as plastic soda bottles or milk jugs. Th... Read More »

Can plastic utensils be recycled?

Disposable plastic cutlery cannot be recycled since it is constructed from a different type of plastic than other recyclable plastic. Plastic cutlery also often contains food waste, which cannot be... Read More »

How many times can plastic be recycled?

Plastic resin is classified by number. Number one (PET) is used for beverage bottles and two (HDPE) is used for milk jugs. These types of plastics are commonly recycled and melted to create pellets... Read More »

What happens to recycled plastic bottles?

Bottles that are recycled go through a process that can turn them into just about anything. The process can make the hard plastic not just back into bottles but even soft materials. Bottles recycle... Read More »