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Old 04-24-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I recycle more now then I ever did in the past.


News, Only small percentage of plastic from recyclable bottles is used in new ones.

That Coke bottle you were proud to throw in the recycling bin so it could be repurposed into another Coke bottle may actually be part of a carpet sample in Mumbai. It turns out that a very small percentage of the world's plastic beverage bottles are made out of recycled plastic, with an IBISWorld analyst breaking it down into stark numbers for BuzzFeed: Less than a third of the world's plastic bottles (around 6 billion pounds per year) are recycled, and of that sample, only about 20% is transformed into new plastic bottles.

Plastic From Recyclable Bottles Used More for Clothing Than to Make New Plastic Bottles
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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The point? As long as they are being recycled into something, why should I care what it is?

This is nothing more than clickbait.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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The point? As long as they are being recycled into something, why should I care what it is?

This is nothing more than clickbait.
Yes !
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