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The Process of Recycling Plastic

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Recycling plastic is a more complex process than first thought for a number of reasons. The first is because there are many different types of plastic, some of which can be recycled and some of which cannot. Also, many plastics have differing levels of


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Jason S (50)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 9:02 am

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Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:09 am
thanks Cher

. (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 11:51 am
An interesting post, thanks Cher.

Christeen A (342)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:04 pm
Thank you for this very informative article.

. (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:17 pm
The world was so much easier when products came in glass. I miss milk, orange juice, and soda bottles.
This was before water became a "product". People are buying water from plastic bottles that have known chemical alloys in them. Leave these bottles in your car, in the heat, for a few days, and you may expose yourself to toxic poisoning.

Paula M (39)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 1:57 pm
Thanks for the link.

Carol H (229)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 4:24 pm
noted, thank you Cher

Rebecca Y (26)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 5:05 pm
And why do we allow companies to continue to produce a substance that is such a polluter of this planet?

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 5:17 pm
Great news. Thanks.

Kay M (347)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 5:18 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 5:52 pm
Noted , thanks !

Erin R (181)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 7:23 pm
Thank you, Cher!

divergent r (309)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10:02 pm
noted.Ty Cher.
Allan I wonder if the toxins also come out using plastic dishes in a microwave. Just went and bought a thermos for the car.Thinking of switching to a glass dish for the micro.

divergent r (309)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 10:06 pm
also, plastic bottles make beautiful fabric when recycled. We could clothe the world with recycled soda and water bottles. I got a great bag from greenpeace that's 100% recycled bottles.

Luis Miguel J (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 12:54 am
Noted and Shared.

Gvapo T (22)
Friday June 29, 2012, 4:45 am
Thanks Cher

. (0)
Friday June 29, 2012, 7:04 am
very interesting - thx u Cher

Raiin Blue (72)
Friday June 29, 2012, 5:43 pm

Joy M (168)
Friday June 29, 2012, 6:16 pm

Fran F (116)
Friday June 29, 2012, 6:52 pm
Some plastics not recyclable at curbside can be taken to recycling companies. The one I go to doesn't require sorting by recycling number, only by hard plastic or film. They even take some items containing both plastic and metal. Your city recycling website or hotline may have information on where to recycle these plastics and other materials..

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Saturday June 30, 2012, 1:28 am

Lauren Berrizbeitia (68)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 2:24 am

Azaima A (207)
Saturday June 30, 2012, 7:08 am
bottomless pit

Angelina F (25)
Sunday July 1, 2012, 9:43 am
very interesting. thanks for sharing!

Cindy B (61)
Tuesday July 3, 2012, 11:06 pm
The other day a guy on NPR noted: Plastics are amazing... they are super-tough, super-strong, super-light, and take years and years to break down. (In fact, as most of us know, plastic NEVER really breaks down; it just breaks up into smaller and smaller pieces...) Anyway, says the guy, WHY IN THE WORLD would they use THIS stuff to hold DISPOSABLE products -- and, of course, to be disposed of along with the products!

Of course it makes no sense. Not only are we wasting precious petroleum, we're polluting our soils and waters... we are "plasticizing" the planet, at great environmental cost.

I recycle every speck of plastic I can get my hands on, and of course I never buy bottled water. Why do that, when you can buy a faucet-mounted water filter and simply fill your bottle?! Are people truly so stinking lazy they can't be bothered to carry a water bottle to and from their homes?

And no matter how nicely you ask and/or remind them, they always leave those hard plastic caps, rings, etc., on the plastic bottles they recycle, making it so much harder to melt the stuff down smoothly.

It just boggles the mind, doesn't it.

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