Friday, November 7, 2008

Recycling Plastic Bottles

Plastic is an integral and useful part of our daily lives. Lightweight and shatterproof, plastic beverage bottles are among the most commonly used plastics. For this reason, plastics and plastic bottles account for a large amount of generated waste, and plastic bottles are among the most recycled plastics. Even so, the plastic bottle recycling rate was only 24.3 percent in 2005.Recycled bottles provide an environmentally friendly source for making new products and substitutes recycled materials for new plastic. Recycled plastic bottles make hundreds of everyday products, including, but not limited to, fleece jackets, carpeting, and lumber for outdoor decking.

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