Sunday, August 15, 2010

Addicted to plastic

I'm going to be a lot more careful about how much plastic I use!
Here in Huntington Beach all our trash is recycled by the city. But how recyclable is plastic? Not very.

Plastic recycling is the process of recovering scrap or waste plastics and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state. For instance, this could mean melting down soft drink bottles and then casting them as plastic chairs and tables. Typically a plastic is not recycled into the same type of plastic, and products made from recycled plastics are often not recyclable.
Additives are less widely used in beverage containers and plastic bags, allowing them to be recycled more frequently.


1 comment:

  1. Just saw the documentary 'Tapped' about the bottled water industry. Most water bottles are not recycled.