What are the Benefits of Plastic Bottle Recycling?
Plastic makes up at least 16% of all solid waste in the United States, and plastic bottles are a significant part of that. Americans use tens of billions of plastic water bottles per year, and unfortunately, a large majority of them wind up in landfills or as pollution. For this reason, recycling plastic bottles is more important than ever.
Some of the benefits of plastic bottle recycling include:
- Reduced landfill usage. Plastic makes up a large amount of the waste found in landfills, where it accumulates and never properly degrades. Nearly all of the plastic material ever created still exists in some form because plastic takes hundreds of years to decompose. By recycling your company’s plastic bottles, you can help ensure that they do not take up more of this limited space.
- Reduced pollution. Plastic pollution is becoming an increasingly large problem worldwide. Plastic accounts for roughly 90% of the pollution in the ocean, most notably the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, or Pacific Trash Vortex, a large concentration of mostly plastic solid waste in the Pacific Ocean. This pollution is highly damaging to natural resources and wildlife. Plastic bottle recycling ensures that your company’s plastic bottles will not contribute to this growing problem.
- Energy conservation. The production of plastic uses up a large amount of energy and natural resources, including natural gas, water, and petroleum. Recycling and reusing plastic material help conserve these resources. Recycled plastic bottles are used in the creation of many products, including clothing, carpeting, and, increasingly, new plastic bottles and containers.
Plastic Bottle Recycling with Polypro
At Polypro Recycling, we buy baled plastic water bottles from Florida businesses so they can be recycled and reused. We are committed to helping the environment, and were recently listed on the Florida DEP website. If your business has plastic water bottle bales that you are interested in selling, contact us today to learn more about getting started.