Recycling Resources for Plastic Bottle Caps
Looking for some options to recycle plastic bottle caps? Look no further!
- Check with your city. Some cities do accept plastic bottle caps, but they may require that you remove the cap from the bottle and put it in the bin separately. The only way to find out is to check with your city. Try Googling something like “[YourCity] Plastic Recycling.” Lots of cities now have websites where that information is easy to access.
- Whole Foods. Some Whole Foods Markets accept #5 plastic caps for recycling. Next time you’re shopping, check their bins to see if yours does, too!
- Earth911. This is my go-to for any recycling question. You can search the Earth911 database for “plastic caps” to find facilities near you that will accept them.
- Caps Can Do. If you can’t find a local place to drop off your plastic caps for recycling, you can ship them to Caps Can Do, a company that specializes in recycling #5 plastic.
Recycling is great, but reusing is better when you consider how inefficient plastic recycling is. There are lots of fun ways to reuse plastic caps, no matter what level of crafting you’re at! Check out the projects on the next page.
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