Does Recycling Actually Help?

We are told every day that we should be recycling, but why? What happens to plastic bottles when they’re not recycled?

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Recycling Facts & Tips
http://www.wm.com/location/california/ventura-county/thousand-oaks/recycle/facts.jsp
“In a lifetime the average American will throw away 600 times the amount of his or her adult weight in garbage. For example, a 150 pound adult will leave a trash legacy of 90,000 pounds.”

The Facts About America’s Landfills
http://postcom.org/eco/facts.about.landfills.htm
“For many years the media has published innumerable stories which worry that we are running out of landfill space. Such stories properly raise public concerns and have required virtually every community to look at landfill issues.”

Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet

Bottled Water and Energy Fact Sheet


“The growing consumption of bottled water raises questions about the product’s economic and environmental costs.”

Plastic Water Bottles Impose Health And Environmental Risks
http://www.banthebottle.net/articles/plastic-water-bottles-impose-health-and-environmental-risks/
“When it comes to disposable containers, no product gets as much flack as the infamous plastic water bottle.”

Bottled Water Statistics

Bottled Water Industry Statistics

Recycling
http://plastics.americanchemistry.com/Sustainability-Recycling/Recycling
“Plastics are valuable materials that should be recycled.”

Why is bottled water a concern? Here are just a few reasons…
http://www.banthebottle.net/bottled-water-facts/

The Effects of Not Recycling Water Bottles
http://www.livestrong.com/article/230076-the-effects-of-not-recycling-water-bottles/
“Most plastic water bottles are recyclable, and yet most of them are never recycled and end up in the garbage.”

What Happens to Recycled Plastic Bottles?
http://www.livestrong.com/article/164031-what-happens-to-recycled-plastic-bottles/
“Plastics, and specifically plastic bottles, constitute one of the fastest-growing segments of the municipal waste stream.”

The Effects of Recycling Plastic Water Bottles on the Environment
http://www.livestrong.com/article/181103-the-effect-of-recycling-plastic-water-bottles-on-the-environment/
“Plastic water bottles are becoming a growing segment of the municipal solid waste stream in the United States.”

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