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Life Cycle of a Plastic Bottle

With the hot and humid weather this summer, plastic water and soda bottles are pretty popular!

 

In fact, did you know that Americans use approximately 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour?!

 

Not only are plastic bottles recyclable, there's quite a bit of variety in their new product life. They can be made into polyester carpet, backpacks, jackets, sleeping bags, and much more. Today a water bottle, tomorrow... who knows! 

 

Whether in a break room at work, or in your kitchen at home, you get an opportunity to recycle with every plastic bottle.

 

The diagram below shows a recycled bottle's life cycle:

 

 

plastic bottle life cycle

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In 2000, recycling resulted in an annual energy savings equal to the amount of energy used in 6 million homes (over 660 trillion BTUs). In 2005, recycling is conservatively projected to save the amount of energy used in 9 million homes (900 trillion BTUs).