From our favorite foods and beverages to personal care products, plastic packaging plays an important role in everyday life. What happens to packaging after use is equally important. The great news is that the majority of Americans have easy access to a plastics recycling program, whether it’s a nearby drop-off site or a curbside program. Recycled plastic packaging can be made into new bottles and other useful products.
While plastic and glass are both recyclable materials, there are many advantages to using plastic over glass for packaging. When it comes to environmental impact and recycling, let’s look at how these two materials measure up.
Recycling plastics and other materials saves resources and protects the environment, but only if recycled properly. Here are a few facts about plastics recycling and why it’s on the rise, along with ways you can better recycle and be part of the Recycling Counts™ movement.
Used plastic bottles can not only be made into new bottles, but can also be turned into a variety of items used in everyday life. Used plastics can be recycled into fencing, clothing, carpet, insulation, road surfacing, cement and much more! Explore this infographic to learn more about the many practical uses of recycled bottles for other industries.
Have you ever wondered how bottles end up in the ocean? Where are they coming from and why is it happening? This infographic explains the wide scope of these problems along with the best practices by organizations who are joining Plastipak and Clean Tech’s sustainability efforts.
Post-consumer recycled PET (PET PCR or rPET) has many advantages when it comes to sustainability. With a bottle and cap that are both recyclable, PET bottles are an ideal and sustainable packaging solution. Here are the top 10 advantages to using recycled PET.
Plastics are part of our everyday lives. From personal care products to our favorite foods and beverages, plastic packaging adds convenience to our lives. It’s the ultimate packaging and recycling material!
Strong, lightweight plastics enable packaging to do more with less. Plastic packaging delivers more food with less waste and energy compared to many alternatives.
You can practice Recycling Worth Repeating™ by placing your used bottles into the recycling bin. This simple action performed on a daily basis can truly make an impact. Recycled PET plastic is a valuable material that can be repurposed into new bottles or other useful items again and again.
At Plastipak, billions of bottles are repurposed annually through our global recycling centers in North America and Europe. Our recycling centers reclaim plastic products to produce high-quality post-consumer recycled PET resin (PET PCR or rPET) and HDPE resin (HDPE PCR or rHDPE) in our effort to supply sustainable packaging options to our customers.
Clean Tech, a Plastipak company, is a global leading plastics recycler, recycling both PET and HDPE. This site in Dundee, Michigan is one of Plastipak’s four global recycling centers.