Why We Recycle Plastic?
Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste and also provides opportunities to reduce oil usage, carbon dioxide emissions.
Compress bottles if possible
Usually if you put bottles in your containers it takes more space, so compress bottles before you put in your containers or bags, then you have more free spaces for collection.
There are some misleading guides and perception about PET plastics, we are here to unveil the fact about PET Plastics
Are PET bottles environmentally friendly?
Compare to many other plastics, PET has a significantly better eco-balance. The recyclability of PET means, that packaging waste is reduced and the volume of waste incineration decreases. Recycling PET leads to a 60% energy savings compared to the energy requirement for producing new plastics.
Are Aluminum cans better than plastic bottles?
Aluminum cans might result in less ocean waste but they also have some defects. The production of aluminum cans is released two times as much carbon dioxide into the air more than the production of PET bottles. It creates more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Greenhouse gases (Carbon dioxide, Methane, Nitrous oxide, water vapor) traps solar radiation on the earth's surface, It continuously absorbs heat in the atmosphere and It causes climate changing and global warming.
Are PET plastics bottles the most common form of litter?
Tobacco waste is the most common type of litter in the world. Dropped cigarette butts have been the cause of many home and apartment fires.
PET does not have Bisphenol A (BPA). So PET plastic is approved as safe for food and beverage items. And it doesn't cause human diseases.
(Bisphenol A is an artificially mixed chemical compound. It is very toxic and harmful to humans, Animals, and Plants. This compound is absent in PET Plastics)
When I use the PET bottle, Am I contributing to ocean debris?
Recycling helps keep plastics out of the ocean and reduce the amount of new plastic in circulation. when you choose to recycle your PET bottle, you are helping to save the environment for future generations.
Are Glass bottles better than PET Plastics?
The glass bottle contains no harmful chemicals, there is no need to worry about chemical leaching or contamination the same as PET bottles. But It requires extra effort in handling, sorting, and recycling if the glass has a different color. Compare with glass bottle PET bottle is lightweight and flexible and easy transportation.
Plastic's we can recycle
Soft drinks bottles
Salad dressing boxes
Peanut butter and jam jars
Drinking water bottles
Ice cream cone lids
Condiments plastic bottles
Kitchen food containers
Other Items we can't recycle
Metal items (Tools)
Newspapers and Note & Books
Construction waste materials
Medicals and Electronic wastes