How does a Plastic Recycler Help the Environment?

At Polypro Recycling, we are committed to helping the Florida environment through plastics recycling. As a full service plastic recycler, we buy and process plastic scrap from businesses, ensuring that it does not end up in landfills. Here are some of the reasons why plastic scrap recycling is good for Florida.

  • It reduces landfill usage and pollution. Plastic is used for a large amount of products in the US, which results in a lot of plastic waste. For example, Americans consume tens of billions of plastic water bottles each year, the majority of which end up in landfills or as litter. As of 2009, plastic accounted for 16 percent of all solid waste in the country, and between 50 and 80 percent of litter polluting beaches and oceans, where it can take hundreds of years to completely degrade. Plastics recycling can significantly reduce this pollution and avoid using up the limited space of landfills.
  • It conserves energy. Plastic requires a large amount of energy and natural resources – such as natural gas, petroleum, and water – to create. By processing it for reuse, a plastic recycler can help greatly reduce the amount of energy and resources we spend on plastic production.
  • It reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Manufacturing plastic creates greenhouse gases (such as carbon dioxide) which have a negative effect on our planet’s atmosphere. Burning plastic waste at combustion facilities also releases harmful gases. Recycling plastic can reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

Contact Polypro Recycling Today

Polypro Recycling is an experienced plastic recycler that was recently listed as a resource on the Florida DEP website. We can help your business come up with an effective recycling plan that will not only help the environment, but also help your business bring in new revenue. Contact us today to discuss the plastics recycling services we offer.