Why should people recycle plastic?

Answer We've all done it-- thrown away a plastic bottle when most of us know better. Recycling can be a hard habit to adopt, especially when a lot of individuals are simply unaware of just how beneficial ... Read More »

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How many people recycle metal compared to plastic?

According to the EPA, 35 percent of metals were recycled in 2008. Plastics were recycled at a rate of approximately 29 percent. Both were recycled less than paper, which had a recycling rate of 70 ... Read More »

How many people recycle plastic containers on average?

While no exact number can be shown as to the average amount of people recycling, in 2005, it is estimated that approximately 32 percent of all plastic containers used in the United States were recy... 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 »

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 »