Plastic Bottles

Recycling is on the Rise

Plastic bottles are the most commonly-recycled household plastics. One report, “Plastics Recycling Collection: National Reach Study” found that 94% of Americans have access to plastic bottle recycling. In 2012, plastic bottle recycling reached nearly 2.8 billion pounds, a 30.5 recovery rate.  That same year, collection of high-density polyethylene (HDPE #2) bottles reached one billion pounds, boosting the HDPE bottle recycling rate to 31.6 percent. This marks the 21st consecutive year that Americans have increased plastic bottle recycling.

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