Recycle single-use plastic

Recycling bin

By choosing to recycle plastic, you are taking a durable material and potentially giving it a second life.

The EPA estimates that 75% of the American waste stream is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it!



  • Gives plastic a longer life
  • If replacing virgin plastic, it has a lower carbon footprint
  • Diverts plastic from landfill or incineration


  • Relies on local waste management systems and rules can vary
  • Some types of plastic are easier to recycle than others
  • Plastic can only be recycled a certain number of times before it needs to disposed of
  • Does not encourage a reduction in plastic use

Making a difference

The EU set a target for all member states to increase their recyling rates to at least 50% by the end of 2020.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

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