recycling specifics
For those of you that would like to delve a little deeper into the world of recycling, this section is ideal! There is more detailed information on the recycling of different materials and an interactive discussion forum where you can discuss topics of interest with other recycle-more users!
introduction
aluminium recycling
what happens?
the loop
aluminium facts
aluminium contacts
batteries recycling
why recycle batteries?
recycling chart
symbols & the law
battery facts
useful links
glass recycling
the cycle
glass contacts
paper recycling
why recycle paper
collecting waste
paper faqs
paper contacts
plastics recycling
why recycle
plastics waste
recycling plastics
plastics id chart
recycling video
plastic facts
plastics contacts
steel recycling
steel introduction
recognising steel
making steel
saving resources
collection of steel
the future
facts and figures
glossary
steel contacts
useful links
glossary
videos
FAQs


why recycle plastics?

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Plastic bottles are made from oil - a fossil fuel that will one day run out. It is important to make use of materials like plastics that can be recycled and re-used, rather than continually exploiting the fossil fuels used to make them in the first place.

In Britain we throw away about 455,000 tonnes of plastic bottles every year - that's around 9.1 billion bottles! Many of these end up in landfill where, because plastic bottles are very light but very bulky, they take up lots of space.

recycling plastics

Plastic bottle recycling helps to stop all these bottles being dumped into landfill sites and means the plastic they are made from can be used to make new products. All sorts of amazing products can be made from recycled plastic bottles, including fleece jackets!

It takes just 25 x 2 litre pop bottles to make one adult size fleece jacket.

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